The NAHB housing market index in the US fell to 86 in December of 2020 from a record high of 90 in November and compared to forecasts of 88. The current single-family sub-index dropped to 92 from 96 and the gauge for home sales over the next six months went down to 85 from 89. The prospective buyers sub-index went down to 73 from 77. “Housing demand is strong entering 2021, however the coming year will see housing affordability challenges as inventory remains low and construction costs are rising,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke. source: National Association of Home Builders

Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States averaged 51.18 from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 90 in November of 2020 and a record low of 8 in January of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Nahb Housing Market Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Nahb Housing Market Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States is expected to be 88.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States to stand at 70.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Nahb Housing Market Index is projected to trend around 75.00 in 2021 and 63.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Nahb Housing Market Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
86.00 90.00 90.00 8.00 1985 - 2020 Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-16 02:00 PM Sep 83 78 78 77
2020-10-19 02:00 PM Oct 85 83 83 83
2020-11-17 03:00 PM Nov 90 85 85 84
2020-12-16 03:00 PM Dec 86 90 88 88
2021-01-20 03:00 PM Jan 86 86 84
2021-02-17 03:00 PM Feb
2021-03-16 02:00 PM Mar
2021-04-15 02:00 PM Apr


News Stream
US Homebuilder Sentiment Falls from Record
The NAHB housing market index in the US fell to 86 in December of 2020 from a record high of 90 in November and compared to forecasts of 88. The current single-family sub-index dropped to 92 from 96 and the gauge for home sales over the next six months went down to 85 from 89. The prospective buyers sub-index went down to 73 from 77. “Housing demand is strong entering 2021, however the coming year will see housing affordability challenges as inventory remains low and construction costs are rising,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke.
2020-12-16
US Homebuilder Sentiment Climbs to New Record
The NAHB housing market index in the US increased to an all-time high of 90 in November 2020 from 85 in the previous month, and above market forecasts of 85. The housing market has been supported by record-low mortgage rates and higher demand for suburban houses as people are moving away from big cities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current single-family sub-index increased to 96 from 90 and the gauge for home sales over the next six months went up to 89 from 88. The prospective buyers sub-index rose to 77 from 74.
2020-11-17
US Homebuilder Sentiment Reaches New Record High
The NAHB housing market index in the US increased to a new record high of 85 in October of 2020 from 83 in September and beating market forecasts of 83. Record-low mortgage rates continue to boost demand for new homes and many people move away from the big cities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current single-family sub-index increased to 90 from 88 and the gauge for home sales over the next six months went up to 88 from 85. The prospective buyers subindex was steady at 74.
2020-10-19
US Homebuilder Sentiment Reaches Record High
The NAHB housing market index in the US jumped 5 points to 83 in September of 2020, beating market forecasts of 78. It is the highest reading on record as record-low mortgage rates continue to boost demand for new homes and many people move away from the big cities due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current single-family sub-index increased to 88 from 84 in August and the one for prospective buyers advanced to 73 from 64. Also, the gauge for home sales over the next six months went up to 84 from 78 in the prior month.
2020-09-16

United States Nahb Housing Market Index
NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) is based on a monthly survey of home builders. They are asked to rate current sales of single-family homes and sales expectations for the next six months and to rate traffic of prospective buyers. Scores for responses to each component are used to calculate a seasonally adjusted overall index, where a number over 50 indicates more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.