New Construction

Surprise surge in new-home sales in May as median price falls 

New-home inventory rose to 444,000 homes in May from 437,000 homes in April, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.  

Housing starts plunge in May amid uncertain economic conditions 

New-home completions rose during the month, however, with the increased inventory representing a rare bright spot in an otherwise gloomy government report. 

New residential sales fall in April as home prices, mortgage rates continue to climb 

The rate of new single-family home sales fell 16.6% from March’s revised number, while the median sales price jumped to $450,600 from March’s revised median house price of $435,000. 

Single-family home construction slows for second month in a row as apartment starts jump 

“Builders are responding to higher mortgage rates and are chasing rising rents, with fewer homebuyers and more renters being forced to renew their leases.” — NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun 

New-home sales fall again in March 

Low inventory and rising interest rates have reduced prospective homebuyer purchasing power. 

New-home sales fall again in February 

Affordability and supply-chain issues continued to weigh on the sales of new single-family residences.

New-home construction picks up in February  

“More groundbreaking is welcome news for a supply starved housing market.” — First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi 

High prices, construction bottlenecks crimp new-home sales in January

“Builders are entering 2022 with backlogs that they are having a hard time completing due to material and labor shortages, and new-home prices are sitting near a historic high.” — First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi

Despite strong demand, builder confidence ebbs in February on supply-chain woes 

“Production disruptions are so severe that many builders are waiting months to receive cabinets, garage doors, countertops and appliances.” — NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter 

Housing starts fall in January

Single-family housing starts fell 5.6% from December’s revised estimate to 1,116,000, while multifamily starts slid 2.1% to 510,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said.

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