Register or Sign in        Email This Page     Link To This Page    
Visit MND at MBA in NYC!
1,829
# of Questions Answered
 

Send Article via Email

REGISTERED USERS (Free!):
Can forward to 6 email addresses at a time. Register or Login

Registered users also get the additional advantage of Co-branded Emails and Landing Pages. Learn more about these features.

Your Name: 
Your Email: 
I want to forward this to
(Enter Email Address Below) :
Include a Personal Message (optional)

Please add 1 and 5 and type the answer here:
Leave this field blank.
Email Preview Below:
This feature is now 100% free. Learn More About Co-branded Email and our other Co-branded Services.
 
This email was sent to you by:
Harry Chriest |
Mortgage News Daily

Message:   YOUR MESSAGE HERE
Email alerts, such as this one, are a free service provided by Mortgage News Daily. If you would like to receive an alert when important news breaks please register to join our community.
ECON: Housing Market Index Slightly Lower Than Expected
Posted to: Micro News
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:36 AM

Forward this email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

- Index at 47 vs 48 Consensus, Previously 47
- Current SFR Sales 51, unchanged
- Prospective Buyers 37 vs 36 Previously
- Prospective Buyers Highest Since April 2006

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in January, remaining at a level of 47 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released today. This means that following eight consecutive monthly gains, the index continues to hold at its highest level since April of 2006.

“Conditions in the housing market look much better now than at the beginning of 2012 and an increasing number of housing markets are showing signs of recovery, which should bode well for future home sales later this year,” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “However, uncertainties stemming from last month’s fiscal cliff negotiations contributed to the pause in builder confidence and continuing discussions among policymakers related to spending cuts and the future of the mortgage interest deduction could put a damper on housing demand in the coming months.”

“Builders’ sentiment remains very close to the index’s tipping point of 50, where an equal number of builders view conditions as good and poor, and fundamentals indicate continued momentum in housing this year,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “However, persistently tight mortgage credit conditions, difficulties in obtaining accurate appraisals and the ongoing stalemate in Washington over critical economic concerns continue to impede the housing recovery.”




More from MND:

 

If you would like to opt-out of receiving email forwards from this person please click here to remove your email address.

Forward this email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

 

More From MND

Mortgage Rates:
  • 30 Yr FRM 4.01%
  • |
  • 15 Yr FRM 3.17%
  • |
  • Jumbo 30 Year Fixed 3.93%
MBS Prices:
  • 30YR FNMA 4.5 108-07 (-0-02)
  • |
  • 30YR FNMA 5.0 110-19 (-0-02)
  • |
  • 30YR FNMA 5.5 111-20 (0-02)
Recent Housing Data:
  • Mortgage Apps 11.56%
  • |
  • Refinance Index 23.29%
  • |
  • FHFA Home Price Index 0.67%