Resources to Guide Us Through the Current Economic and Housing Trends
They say knowledge is power. If what they say is true, then this is one powerful list!
Below is some of the most current and useful information available for builders and homeowners alike. You will find links to in-depth resources provided by private groups and organizations as well as government resources. To view the information below, simply follow each link.
- U.S. Census Bureau Construction Price Indexes
- NAHB's Housing Forecast Housing starts, sales and interest rate projections through 2009.
- Latest Home Mortgage Interest Rates Contains current and historical data on fixed and adjustable mortgage rates. Updated weekly.
- Characteristics of New Housing Highlights the latest data on new-home characteristics released by the U.S. Census Department. Includes links to the complete Census report and other trends researched by NAHB.Additional breakouts of this data and other trends researched by NAHB are available at www.nahb.org/constructionstats under "Selected Characteristics of New Housing" (dated 4/3/2008).
- Housing Starts Updated monthly and based on a seasonally adjusted annual rate.
- New and Existing Home Sales Updated monthly and based on a seasonally adjusted annual rate.
- New and Existing Single-Family Median Home Prices Updated monthly.
- Home Price Index The index measures average home appreciation in more than 250 metropolitan markets. Updated quarterly.
- Metro Home Building Permits Local and state data on housing construction rates. Updated monthly.
- Employment Trends for Metro/State Markets Provides metro and state employment data nationwide. Updated monthly.
- Local Economic Impact of Housing Shows how building 100 homes benefits a typical metropolitan area.
- Home Building's Direct Impact on the Economy Housing's Contribution to Gross State Product Measures how much housing contributes to the economic output of each state.
- Housing Market Statistics from HousingEconomics.com Full array of statistical categories available to NAHB members, a limited number available to non-members.
- In-Depth Analysis from HousingEconomics.com Full array of analysis of factors affecting housing and the impact on the industry available to NAHB members, a limited number available to non-members. This list has been made possible courtesy of the
- National Association of Home Builders.
- Joanne Loftus