U.S. Builder Confidence Matches Historic Low at 18
A report from Wells Fargo and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) suggests that homebuilders were even more pessimistic in June as the housing market index fell a single point to 18, matching the historic low of the 22-year index reached last December.
The previous month's single-point drop to 19 broke a three-month trend at the 20 level.
Three components make up the index. The present housing index for single-family homes remained at 17 and the sales expectations index remained at 27, but the traffic of prospective buyers component fell a single point to 17.
In the last 12 months, the index has dropped a total of 10 points.
By Patrick McGee and edited by Stephen Huebl