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Housing Recovery Picking Up Steam, Say Economists

Housing Recovery Picking Up Steam, Say Economists 0

Today's house plan photos are those of Archival Designs' Luxury Home, Riverside. With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in NAHB's Construction Forecast Webinar on Oct. 2. spacer “The cards are in play for a decent and fairly strong recovery in 2014 and particularly in 2015,”...

  • Joanne Loftus
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New-Home Sales Rise as Consumers Adjust to Higher Interest Rates

New-Home Sales Rise as Consumers Adjust to Higher Interest Rates 0

Today's house plan photos are those of Archival Designs' Luxury House Plan, Regency. Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000 units in August, according to figures released by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau on Sept. 25. The gain partly offset a dip in sales activity that occurred in July as consumers reacted to higher interest rates. Sales activity rose 8.8% in the Northeast...

  • Joanne Loftus
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Multifamily Production Index Hits Highest Level Yet

Multifamily Production Index Hits Highest Level Yet 0

Today's photos are those of Archival Designs' Luxury Mansion, Ashburton. Production of apartments and condominiums gained momentum in the second quarter of 2013, according to NAHB's latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released last week. The index increased nine points to 61, which is the highest reading since its inception in 2003. The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the apartment and condominium market. The three key elements on which it focuses...

  • Joanne Loftus
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New-Home Sales Pause on Mortgage Rate Hike in July

New-Home Sales Pause on Mortgage Rate Hike in July 0

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 13.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000 units in July as higher mortgage rates prompted buyers to step back and reassess the market, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Every region recorded lower sales activity for the month, with declines of 5.7%, 12.9%, 13.4% and 16.1% reported for the Northeast, Midwest, South and West, respectively.  ...

  • Joanne Loftus
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Affordability Slips as Home Values Strengthen

Affordability Slips as Home Values Strengthen 0

Today's photos are those of Archival Designs' Luxury House Plan, Avanleigh Estates. Nationwide housing affordability slipped several notches as recovering markets witnessed significant firming of home prices in the second quarter, according to theNAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released on Aug. 13. spacer In all, 69.3% of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of April and end of June were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income...

  • Joanne Loftus
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New Polling, Myth-Busting Emphasize Importance of MID

New Polling, Myth-Busting Emphasize Importance of MID 0

With Congress poised to continue the debate on ways to accomplish comprehensive tax reform in the next several months, NAHB's economists last week set their sights on reminding lawmakers about the critical importance of the mortgage interest deduction (MID) as a middle-class tax provision that families depend upon to achieve homeownership. Looking at a variety of common myths about the deduction, they set the record straight on who benefits from it, what the consequences of repealing it would be, and who supports it -- among other important questions....

  • Joanne Loftus
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