Housing Economics

NAHB produces in-depth economic analyses of the home building industry based on private and government data. Our economics group surveys builders, home buyers, and renters to gain insight into the issues and trends driving the industry.

Housing Market Index (HMI)

Check the pulse of the single-family housing market, according to a monthly survey of NAHB members.

Housing's Contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

See how private residential investment and consumption spending on housing services are impacting GDP.


Check out the latest forecasts of home sales, housing starts and interest rates.

New and Existing Home Sales Reports

View the most up-to-date figures on home sales and inventory changes, broken down by month.

Starts and Permits

Look ahead with housing forecasts of single-family starts and building permits, categorized by region and type.