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Single-Family Starts Post Slight Decline as Builders Grapple with Affordability Issues

Rising housing affordability concerns continue to weigh on single-family production even as total housing starts edged higher in October. According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, total housing starts rose 1.5 percent in October to a seasonally
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Multifamily Builder and Developer Confidence Weakens in Third Quarter as Market Faces Challenges

Confidence in the multifamily housing market weakened in the third quarter, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The MMS produces two separate indices: The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), which dropped three points to 48 compared to the previous quarter; and the Multifamily Vacancy Index (MVI), which rose two points to 47 compared to the previous quarter.
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Builder Confidence Drops as Housing Affordability Issues Rise

Growing affordability concerns resulted in builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes falling eight points to 60 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Despite the sharp drop, builder sentiment still remains in positive territory.
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and HBI Incoming President and CEO Ed Brady...

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Ed Brady, incoming president and CEO of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), issued the following joint statement regarding the First Step Act
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on FHA Actuarial Report

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual actuarial report to Congress
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Housing Affordability Edges Lower in the Third Quarter

A modest increase in interest rates and home prices kept housing affordability at a 10-year low in the third quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on 2018 Midterm Elections

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement regarding the 2018 midterm elections
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NAHB Announces Finalists for Apartment and Condo Awards

Roof deck pools and lounges, stunning views, a focus on health and fitness and a friendly welcome for pets are some of the features that millennials and 55+ downsizers are looking for in a multifamily community.
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Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Drops in the Third Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market dropped seven points to 60 in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Although the index declined, it is still in positive territory as a reading above 50 means that more builders view conditions as good than poor.
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New Home Sales Fall 5.5 Percent in September as Affordability Issues Continue

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000 units after downwardly revised August, July and June reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is the lowest sales pace since December 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, sales are up 3.5 percent from this time in 2017
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Remodeling Confidence Remains Solid in Third Quarter

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the third quarter of 2018, remaining stable from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the second quarter of 2013.
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Multifamily Decline Pushes Overall Housing Starts Down in September

Led by a drop in multifamily production, total housing starts fell 5.3 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department
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Builder Confidence Rises One Point in October, Remains at Summer Levels

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 68 in October on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Builder confidence levels have held in the high 60s since June
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Former NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Named New President and CEO of Home Builders Institute

Ed Brady, Bloomington, Ill.-based builder and developer and 2016 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of the Home Builders Institute (HBI).
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Sen. Warren’s Housing Bill

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement on the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, legislation introduced today by Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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New Home Sales Rise 3.5 Percent in August Even as Affordability Concerns Persist

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 units after downwardly revised June and July reports, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Housing Starts Rise in August Amid Ongoing Affordability Concerns

Total housing starts increased 9.2 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.28 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Chinese Tariffs

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports
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Builder Confidence Remains Firm in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 67 reading in September on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Despite rising affordability concerns, builders continue to report firm demand for housing, especially as millennials and other newcomers enter the market,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel
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Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Trump Tariff Threat

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement after President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on

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