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  1. Existing Home Sales Weaken in June

    After gains in May, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), fell more than expected in June. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 1.7% to a seasonally…

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  2. California Leads Job Gains in June

    Total nonfarm employment, seasonally adjusted (SA) increased by 2.3 million jobs, year-over-year (YoY), or 1.5% from June 2018 to June 2019. During this time, total nonfarm employment in the Western region increased by 2.0%. The South, Northeast, and M…

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  3. Property Taxes by Congressional District

    Earlier this year, NAHB released 2017 property taxes by state as a blog post and as a longer special study. However, in light of changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), further refining the statistics by congressional district…

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  4. Apartment Absorption Shows Weakness

    In the fourth quarter of 2018, 56,950 apartment units were completed, an 18 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2017 (69,640) (Figure 1). Apartment completions in the fourth quarter of 2018 were at their lowest point since the fourth quarter of …

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  5. Remodeling Market Remains Solid in the Second Quarter

    Remodelers’ confidence remained solid in the second quarter of 2019 with a Remodeling Market Index (RMI) reading of 55, up one point from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (Figure 1). Readings above 50 …

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  6. Single-Family Starts Expand in June

    According to estimates from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department, single-family starts improved in June, consistent with the recent stabilization of the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Single-family starts increas…

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  7. Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

    Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This marks the sixth consecutive month that sentime…

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  8. Single-Family Permit Decline Continued in May

    Over the first five months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 342,116. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 5.8% decline over the May 2018 level of 363,327. Year-to-date ending in May, …

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  9. Single-Family Permit Decline Continued in May

    Over the first five months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 342,116. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 5.8% decline over the May 2018 level of 363,327. Year-to-date ending in May, …

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  10. Building Materials Price Declines Led by Lumber and Plywood

    Prices paid for goods used in residential construction decreased by 1.1% in June (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The decline broke a four-month trend of increases…

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