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David Crowe

Multifamily Production Index Gains Five Points

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The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) recently released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above.Click to continue

Newly-Built Home Sales Dip Nearly 2.5 Percent in July

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Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 units in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for June were revised up 16,000 to 422,000.Click to continue

Housing Starts Up Over 15 Percent in July

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Fueled by strong single and multifamily growth, nationwide housing starts rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau.Click to continue

Housing Recovery Seen as Slow and Steady

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Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a year-over-year net gain of seven markets.Click to continue

Builder Confidence Up in the 55 and Over Market

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Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the single-family index increased three points to a level of 56, which is the highest second-quarter reading since the inception of the index in 2008 and the 11th consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.Click to continue

Remodeling Market Index Up Three Points

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The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013. This is the fifth consecutive quarter for an RMI reading above 50. An RMI above 50 indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to the prior quarter) than report it is lower.Click to continue

Home Sales Dip Over Eight Percent For Month of June

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Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 8.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000 units in June, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for May were revised downward to 442,000.Click to continue

Dip in Southern Production Drags Nationwide Numbers Down Nearly 10 Percent in June

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Nationwide housing production fell 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop was due primarily to a nearly 30 percent decline in the South. All other regions posted monthly gains.Click to continue