55+ Housing Market Index Drops From Previous High Mark

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May 05, 2017

In the first quarter, the NAHB 55+ Housing Market Index had a score of 55. The Index fell from a score of 67 the previous quarter, an all-time high.

Despite the drop, builders remain optimistic. An index above 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good instead of poor.

All three components of the single-family 55+ HMI posted decreases from the previous quarter: present sales dropped 12 points to 62, expected sales for the next six months decreased seven points to 68 and traffic of prospective buyers fell 15 points to 34.

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