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  • Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Trade Developments with Mexico and Canada May 17, 2019
    Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement after the White House announced the U.S. would remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico: “NAHB commends President Trump for removing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports […]
  • Single-Family and Multifamily Starts Post Solid Gains in April May 16, 2019
    Total housing starts rose 5.7 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million units from an upwardly revised reading in March, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The April reading of 1.24 million is the number of housing units builders would begin if […]
  • Builder Confidence Posts Solid Gain in May May 15, 2019
    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Builder sentiment is at its highest level since October 2018. “Builders are busy catching up after a wet winter and many characterize sales […]
  • Housing Affordability Holds Steady on a Year-Over-Year Basis May 9, 2019
    Lower home prices, declining mortgage rates and solid income gains contributed to a rise in housing affordability in the first quarter of 2019, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today. However, the HOI was little changed on a year-over-year basis, as home buyers continue to face […]
  • 55+ Housing Market Opens First Quarter with Record High May 2, 2019
    Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market continued to strengthen in the first quarter of 2019 with a reading of 72, up six points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the highest reading since the inception of the […]

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