Housing Economics

Housing Economics

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

Multifamily Shifts to the Suburbs

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The latest Home Building Geography Index shows that residential construction continues to shift toward lower-cost, lower-density markets. This trend is especially pronounced within the multifamily sector.

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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. 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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Housing Economics PLUS

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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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