Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since November of 2005. More.
An examination of homeownership's impact on the people and economy of the United States.
The home is central to American life.
It is where families make lifelong memories, and where children are nurtured so they can build a better tomorrow. Homeownership promotes social stability, is critical in creating wealth, and provides upward mobility and financial security to individual households.
Housing and homeownership are also critical to a strong and prosperous nation.
This publication examines the contributions that homeownership, residential construction and remodeling, rental housing and other aspects of the housing industry make to the nation, its people and the economy. It also explores the potential impact of some of the proposals that lawmakers and regulators are now considering.