All three HMI components posted losses in September but remain at healthy levels.
September 25, 2017
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell three points to a level of 64 in September from a downwardly revised August reading of 67 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
In the hope of finding a cost-efficient, earthquake-proof housing structure in the earthquake-prone Yunnan province, a research team from Chinese University discovered that clay debris from homes that collapsed in previous earthquakes could be used to rebuild houses.
As a materials person, do you feel left behind by the boom of all things “e” in the last 20 years? If so, don’t despair. As a member of the glass and ceramic community, you are part of an old and necessary profession. For example, while vacationing in the historic Jamestown-Colonial Williamsburg area of Virginia this past summer, I was amazed and pleased to learn that some of the first entrepreneurial ventures attempted in English North America involved the making of glass and brick.
All three components of the 55+ single-family HMI posted increases from the previous quarter.
August 22, 2017
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market strengthened in the second quarter of 2017 with a reading of 66, up 11 points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI).
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