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Home Builder Confidence Rebounds in January

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 58 in January, up two points from December and rebounding from the lowest reading in three years. Home builders cited declining mortgage rates among the chief reasons for the increase. “The gradual decline in mortgage rates in recent weeks helped to sustain builder sentiment,” said NAHB Chairman Randy ...

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Homebuilder Confidence Down in December

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell to 56 in December, four points below November’s reading. This is the lowest reading since May 2015. “We are hearing from builders that consumer demand exists, but that customers are hesitating to make a purchase because of rising home costs,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder ...

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Homebuilder Confidence Edges Up in October

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 68 in October, one point above September’s reading. “Builders are motivated by solid housing demand, fueled by a growing economy and a generational low for unemployment,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. “Builders are also relieved that lumber prices have declined for ...

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Homebuilder Confidence Held in September

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index stood at 67 in September, unchanged from August’s reading. “Despite rising affordability concerns, builders continue to report firm demand for housing, especially as millennials and other newcomers enter the market,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a custom home builder from LaPlace, La. “The recent decline in lumber prices from record-high ...

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Homebuilder Confidence Soared in August

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 68 in August, a four point increase from June’s reading. “Our members are encouraged by rising demand in the new-home market,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. “This is due to ongoing job and economic growth, attractive mortgage rates, and growing ...

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Builder Confidence Declines Slightly in July

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index slowed to 64 in July, a two point decrease from July’s downwardly revised reading of 66. “Our members are telling us they are growing increasingly concerned over rising material prices, particularly lumber,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. “This is hurting housing affordability even ...

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Builder Confidence Decreases Slightly in June

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index weakened slightly to 67 in June, a two point decrease from May’s downwardly revised reading of 69. “Builder confidence levels have remained consistently sound this year, reflecting the ongoing gradual recovery of the housing market,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. All three ...

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Builder Confidence Strengthens in May

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index grew to 70 in May, a two point increase from April’s reading of 68. “This report shows that builders’ optimism in the housing market is solidifying, even as they deal with higher building material costs and shortages of lots and labor,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and ...

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Builder Confidence Remained Solid in April

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell to 68 in April, a three point decrease from March’s reading of 71. “Even with this month’s modest drop, builder confidence is on very firm ground, and builders are reporting strong interest among potential home buyers,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. ...

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Builder Confidence Reaches 12-Year High in March

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 71 in March, a six point increase from February’s reading of 65. “Builders are buoyed by President Trump’s actions on regulatory reform, particularly his recent executive order to rescind or revise the waters of the U.S. rule that impacts permitting,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder ...

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