Tag Archives: Builders sentiment survey

Much More Housing Needed

The Mortgage Corner There’s an exception to the current low inflation prognostications echoed in my column by the San Francisco Fed Prez John Williams. It’s in housing, which is struggling to meet the surging demand for both new homes and … Continue reading

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Builder Sentiment Holds, Housing Starts Booming

The Mortgage Corner Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes was unchanged in March at a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).“Confidence levels are hovering above the 50-point mid-range, … Continue reading

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Housing Construction Soars

The Mortgage Corner Housing construction is taking off, as I predicted two weeks ago. The numbers show actual construction starts accelerating as well as building permits for future construction. It is also boosting builder confidence to a level that signals … Continue reading

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Is Builder Optimism, New Home Construction Faltering?

The Mortgage Corner Will new-home construction falter, now that interest rates are rising and consumers remain unsettled over Washington’s political gridlock that prevents any legislation being passed that would aid economic growth? Builder confidence in the market for newly built, … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Dims Builder Optimism

Financial FAQs New-home construction is already a casualty of the government shutdown, and even sequestration agreement that has cut government hiring and spending more than $1.6 trillion to date. But its effect would be mitigated if interest rates remain low, … Continue reading

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Housing Starts, Builder Confidence Improve

Popular Economics Weekly Housing made somewhat of a comeback in July and taking into account wet weather on the East coast should be taken as stronger than face value.  Housing starts in July rebounded 5.9 percent after falling 7.9 percent … Continue reading

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Builder Confidence Soaring

The Mortgage Corner The National Association of Home Builders just announced that home builder confidence soared to the highest level since 2006, the height of the housing bubble.  This can only mean more new-home construction to fill the pent up … Continue reading

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