Industry Data + Research

 

The multi-unit sector of the manufactured housing industry is expected to…

The Labor Department’s construction materials composite price index fell by 0.8% between August and September, the second straight month of decline following three consecutive months of increase. The September 1999…

If recent new-home sales figures indicate a slight economic downturn, that may be good news for the industry in terms of bringing material supply closer to demand, says NAHB chief economist David Seiders.

"The…

Recent Trends In New Residential…
New Residential Building Permits by Region…

George S. (Geoie) Writer Jr. has been to the mountaintop, and he’s also seen the valley. He was PB’s pick as 1977 National Builder Of The Year, a remarkable comeback after the credit crunch of 1974 nearly buried his…

(Thousands of Units, Seasonally-Adjusted Annual Rate) Following a sharp drop in June, total housing starts rose sharply in July. At a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 1.661 million units, July starts were 5.7%…

The Conference Board’s composite Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) dropped for the second straight month during August, but was higher than the same month last year.

 

While revenues surged to all-time high levels for the nation’s largest homebuilders, industry analysts agree that the third quarter witnessed a transition.

 

Building permits nationwide were issued at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.632 million units during July, an increase of a slight 0.4% from July 1998, but 0.5% lower than in June 1999. Through the first seven…

Through July of 1999, total housing permits issued in four of last year’s top 15 metropolitan areas for new housing were below the total for the first seven months of 1998. The decline was particularly steep in the…

Building permits nationwide were issued at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.621 million units during June, a 1.9% increase over the month and 5.9% above the total for June 1998. Through the first half of this year…
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