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Housing Economics

Housing Economics

NAHB provides in-depth economic analysis of the most significant issues and latest trends driving the housing industry.

Residential Construction Spending Keeps Rising

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Total private residential construction spending in August was 24.3% higher than a year ago. The gains are largely attributed to strong growth of spending on improvements, which has steadily surged since the second half of 2019.

Data at a Glance

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)

The HMI offers an insider’s perspective on the current state of housing. Each month, builder sentiment about the present and near-term housing market is depicted on a scale of 0 to 100, indicating the portion of builders experiencing positive market conditions.

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Housing’s Economic Impact

Housing impacts local economies. See estimates of the jobs, income, and taxes generated from typical single family and multifamily housing projects. Reports can be customized for your area.

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National Statistics

The latest on starts and permits, home sales, lumber prices, mortgage rates and more.

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State and Local Data

Regional reporting of building permits, home sales, employment and workforce demand.

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Analysis from NAHB economists on the current and future state of housing.

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Exclusive NAHB surveys provide insights from several sectors throughout the industry.

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Housing Economics PLUS

Get exclusive access to in-depth analysis of market trends and industry forecasts.

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Special Studies

Detailed research on a wide variety of topics related to the U.S. housing market.