New Construction

Housing starts post major gains in February 

A shortage of existing-home inventory is driving more people to the market for newly built homes. 

Builder confidence rises again in March 

Homebuilders expressed “cautious optimism” that the lack of existing inventory would drive demand for new homes despite high construction costs and interest rates, the National Association of Home Builders reported.    

New-home sales rise in December 

The median sales price of a new home was down on a monthly basis but up on an annual one. 

Single-family starts, builder confidence rise 

The increase in builder confidence breaks a string of 12 straight monthly declines in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 

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Newmark launches single-family rental group  

The move comes despite a slowdown in the single-family rental market. 

National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Robert Dietz on the state of new construction

A wave of homebuilding is expected to start up in 2024 and run through the end of the decade, according to the NAHB.

New-home construction slides in November as builders pull back 

New-home permits fell 11.2% month over month, while housing completions jumped 10.8% in what one observer said could have “worrisome” long-term consequences for the nation’s housing supply. 

MBA: New-home mortgage applications fall in October 

The pace of new single-family home sales, meanwhile, fell 6.1% from September to 598,000. 

Housing starts slow in October but remain elevated 

The number of homes under construction rose during the month, as homebuilders continued to work through a large backlog of homes. 

New-home sales resume downward trajectory in September 

Mortgage rates continued to weigh on homebuyers in September, following a brief uptick in new-home sales in August.  

Housing starts miss expectations in September 

New home construction missed analyst estimates in September, falling 8.1% month over month to an annual rate 1,439,000 homes, according to government statistics. 

New-home sales post unexpected rebound in August 

Sales of new homes in the U.S. jumped 28.8% between July and August, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Housing starts surprise to the upside in August 

New-home construction posted a 12.2% month-over-month increase in August, thanks in large part to a significant jump in multifamily building.  

New-home sales plunge 12.6% in July 

The median price of a new home sold during the month was up 5.9%, however, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Single-family housing starts fall for fourth month in a row in June 

The pace of new multifamily construction, however, jumped, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

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