This Should Be a Good Year for Housing, with 2016 Expected to be Even Better
April 29, 2015
Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy, and pent-up demand will help keep the housing market moving forward throughout 2015 and into next year, according to economists participating in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2015 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar.
The Economy Is Expected to Respond as Employment Continues to Grow
April 28, 2014
A growing economy, pent-up demand, competitive mortgage rates, and affordable home prices will keep housing on an upward trajectory through 2015. However, several obstacles exist, according to economists who participated in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Spring Construction Forecast Webinar.
Year-Over-Year Gains Seen for Single-Family Properties in all 300 Top U.S. Markets
January 6, 2014
Homes.com has released its October 2013 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales of U.S. properties. Utilizing home pricing data, the index shows year-over-year gains for single-family properties in all 300 top U.S. markets.
Nationwide Market Is Running at 86 Percent of Normal
December 9, 2013
Housing markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).
Single-Family Housing Expected to Rise 17 Percent This Year, Jump an Additional 31 Percent in 2014
October 8, 2013
With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as challenges remain, according to economists participating in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Fall 2013 Construction Forecast Webinar.
Index Shows Homebuilder Confidence Is Up Across Every Region
July 19, 2013
Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes rose six points to 57 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July. This is the index’s third consecutive monthly gain and its strongest reading since January 2006.
Sixth Straight Month with at Least 70 Percent of All U.S. Metros on the List
July 9, 2013
A total of 255 metropolitan areas across 49 states and the District of Columbia qualified to be listed on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for July. This is down slightly from June, but is more than triple the number of metros that were on the list in July 2012.
Spending by consumers on home improvement projects is expected to accelerate as the year progresses, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Global insulation consumption is forecast to rise more than 5 percent annually to approximately 29 billion square meters of R-1 value in 2016, a substantial acceleration from the 2006-2011 rate, according to “World Insulation to 2016” from ReportsnReports.com.
September and October are always busy traveling months for those of us in the HVAC trade press. It makes sense as most associations hold their meetings during these months to get the highest attendance since this is typically one of HVAC’s shoulder seasons.