Builder Optimism At Highest Rate Since 2006

According to the National Association of Home Builders:

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose six points to 57 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July… the index’s third consecutive monthly gain and its strongest reading since January of 2006.

Here’s more from their report:

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 25 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores from each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

All three HMI components posted gains in July. The component gauging current sales conditions rose five points to 60 – its highest level since early 2006. Meanwhile, the component gauging sales expectations in the next six months gained seven points to 67 and the component gauging traffic of prospective buyers rose five points to 45 – marking the strongest readings for each since late 2005.

The momentum clearly continues to build for the housing market.  If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in this market, Anne Koons can help. Either fill out our contact form by clicking here or call Anne at (856) 795-4709 or (856) 428-8000 X-142.

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