Construction’s ‘Suburban Shift’ Continued Throughout 2020
The expansion of home building in suburban areas — to meet evolving buyer preferences for lower-density, lower-cost markets stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic — continued throughout the remainder of 2020. This trend is illustrated in the latest edition of NAHB’s Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).
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.Learn more
Housing starts data are key economic indicators that track the pace of residential construction. These monthly Census Bureau statistics typically reflect broader trends within the overall economy such as interest rates and job growth.Learn More
Framing and Lumber Prices
Fluctuations in the costs of building materials, particularly those of framing lumber, contribute significantly to home prices and housing affordability levels.Learn more
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