Housing Economics

Housing Economics

NAHB provides in-depth economic analysis of the most significant issues and latest trends driving the housing industry.

New Home Sales and Permits Rising

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Housing Demand and Builder Confidence Gain Momentum

Consistent with NAHB’s forecast, home building data are showing signs of leading an emerging economic rebound. While risks to the outlook remain, the recession appears to have taken a short and sharp downturn.

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Data at a Glance

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)

The HMI offers an insider’s perspective on the current state of housing. Each month, builder sentiment about the present and near-term housing market is depicted on a scale of 0 to 100, indicating the portion of builders experiencing positive market conditions.

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Housing’s Economic Impact

Housing impacts local economies. See estimates of the jobs, income, and taxes generated from typical single family and multifamily housing projects. These reports can be customized for your area.

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National Statistics

The latest on starts and permits, home sales, lumber prices, mortgage rates and more.

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State and Local Data

Regional reporting of building permits, home sales, employment and workforce demand.

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Forecasts

Analysis from NAHB economists on the current and future state of housing.

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Indices

Exclusive NAHB surveys provide insights from several sectors throughout the industry.

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Estimating Tools

Economic models help determine rent costs, home prices and housing affordability.

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Special Studies

Detailed research on a wide variety of topics related to the U.S. housing market.

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