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May Gains for New Home Sales
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May Gains for New Home Sales

By Robert Dietz on June 23, 2017 • (0) Contracts for new home sales expanded by 2.9% in May to a 610,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, according...

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Property Tax Revenues Increase for 18th Straight Quarter
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Property Tax Revenues Increase for 18th Straight Quarter

By David Logan on June 22, 2017 • (0) NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $541 billion in taxes were paid by...

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May Buyers Rush Past Market Challenges
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May Buyers Rush Past Market Challenges

By Stephen Melman on June 21, 2017 • (0) Existing home sales increased 1.1% in May, and 55% of homes sold last month were on the market less than a...

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Apartment and Condominium Absorption Rates Drop
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Apartment and Condominium Absorption Rates Drop

By Carmel Ford on June 20, 2017 • (0) According to the most recent release of the Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA), produced by the US Census...

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NAHB Estimates 79,000 Single-family Tear-down Starts in 2016
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NAHB Estimates 79,000 Single-family Tear-down Starts in 2016

By Paul Emrath on June 19, 2017 • (0) Roughly 10.2% of single-family homes started in 2016 qualify as tear-down starts, up from 7.7% in 2016,...

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Housing Starts Decline in May
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Housing Starts Decline in May

By Robert Dietz on June 16, 2017 • (0) Total housing starts declined in May after a few, strong early months to begin 2017. Total starts were down...

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Builder Confidence Remains Solid in June
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Builder Confidence Remains Solid in June

By Robert Dietz on June 15, 2017 • (0) Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes weakened slightly in June, down two...

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Fed Raises Rates, Announces Balance Sheet Reduction Plan
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Fed Raises Rates, Announces Balance Sheet Reduction Plan

By Robert Dietz on June 14, 2017 • (0) The Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee announced two moves today with implications for housing....

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CPI Slipped in May
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CPI Slipped in May

By Jing Fu on June 14, 2017 • (1) The Consumer Price Index (CPI), reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), slipped in May due to a decline...

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Prices of Softwood Lumber and OSB Keep Climbing
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Prices of Softwood Lumber and OSB Keep Climbing

By David Logan on June 13, 2017 • (0) The prices of softwood lumber and OSB increased by 2.2% and 3.3%, respectively, in May according to the...

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Home Equity Grows As the Composition of (Fewer) Refinancings Shifts
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Home Equity Grows As the Composition of (Fewer) Refinancings Shifts

By Michael Neal on June 12, 2017 • (0) According to the Federal Reserve Board’s first quarter of 2017 release of its Financial Accounts of the...

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Consumer Credit Expands, But At A Slower Pace
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Consumer Credit Expands, But At A Slower Pace

By Michael Neal on June 12, 2017 • (0) According to the Federal Reserve Board’s G.19 Consumer Credit report, the total amount of consumer credit...

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Who Are NAHB’s Associate Members?
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Who Are NAHB’s Associate Members?

By Carmel Ford on June 8, 2017 • (0) Every year since 2008, the NAHB has conducted a member census in order to better understand the composition...

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Age of Construction Workers
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Age of Construction Workers

By Na Zhao on June 7, 2017 • (0) A scarcity of labor remains an important headwind for home builders and the entire construction industry. NAHB...

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Construction Job Openings Jump in April
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Construction Job Openings Jump in April

By Robert Dietz on June 6, 2017 • (0) The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector climbed in April, rising to the highest level since...

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Mortgage Rates Fall
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Mortgage Rates Fall

By Michael Neal on June 5, 2017 • (1) Following 4 consecutive monthly increases, results from the Mortgage Interest Rate Survey (MIRS) released by...

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The Employment Situation in May – Job Gains Down, Another Slow Day for the Labor Force
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The Employment Situation in May – Job Gains Down, Another Slow Day for the Labor Force

By Robert Denk on June 2, 2017 • (0) The BLS released the Employment Situation report for May. Payroll employment increased by 138 thousand, and...

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Private Residential Construction Spending Slows in April
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Private Residential Construction Spending Slows in April

By Na Zhao on June 1, 2017 • (0) NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending...

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Posts for National Home Remodeling Month
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Posts for National Home Remodeling Month

By Paul Emrath on May 31, 2017 • (0) May is National Home Remodeling Month, and Eye on Housing recognized the occasion with a series of posts...

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Pending Sales Slump
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Pending Sales Slump

By Stephen Melman on May 31, 2017 • (0) The Pending Home Sales Index decreased 1.3% in April for a second consecutive monthly decline, and fell 3.3...

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Consumer Confidence Slightly Decreased in May
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Consumer Confidence Slightly Decreased in May

By Jing Fu on May 31, 2017 • (0) The Consumer Confidence Index, released by the Conference Board, declined in May but still remained relatively...

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House Price Appreciation Slowed in March
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House Price Appreciation Slowed in March

By Jing Fu on May 30, 2017 • (0) In March house prices continued to rise with a more moderate annual growth rate. The Case-Shiller U.S. National...

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Personal Spending Rises in April
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Personal Spending Rises in April

By Na Zhao on May 30, 2017 • (0) Personal consumption expenditures climbed 0.4% after gaining 0.3% in March, the fastest pace since December 2016,...

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Household Debt Levels Recovered, Composition Shifts
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Household Debt Levels Recovered, Composition Shifts

By Michael Neal on May 29, 2017 • (0) According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York report, household debt has returned to its previous peak...

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Second Look at GDP Growth in the First Quarter – A Little Better, But About the Same
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Second Look at GDP Growth in the First Quarter – A Little Better, But About the Same

By Robert Denk on May 26, 2017 • (0) The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the second estimate of real GDP growth in the first quarter of...

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NAHB Releases Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates for 2017
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NAHB Releases Remodeling by Zip Code Estimates for 2017

By Paul Emrath on May 26, 2017 • (0) NAHB recently released its latest projections of spending on improvements to owner-occupied housing by zip...

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Multifamily Developer Confidence Dips in First Quarter as Market Levels Off
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Multifamily Developer Confidence Dips in First Quarter as Market Levels Off

By Carmel Ford on May 25, 2017 • (0) The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) dropped seven points to 48 in the first quarter of 2017, according to...

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May Meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee – From Idea to Proposal
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May Meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee – From Idea to Proposal

By Robert Denk on May 25, 2017 • (0) Beyond confirming that if economic activity continues to unfold as expected another increase in the federal...

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Slower Growth for AD&C Loans
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Slower Growth for AD&C Loans

By Robert Dietz on May 24, 2017 • (0) The volume of residential construction loans increased by 1.6% during the first quarter of 2017, marking 16...

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Trends in Delinquency Rates Point to Continued Healing
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Trends in Delinquency Rates Point to Continued Healing

By Michael Neal on May 24, 2017 • (0) Following a surprising, but small, increase in the percent of 1-4 family first-lien mortgages that were...

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