The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States fell to 75 in January of 2020 from an over 20-year high of 76 in the previous month, matching market expectations. The current single-family sub-index dropped to 81 from 84 in December and the one for prospective buyers decreased to 57 from 58. Meantime, the gauge for home sales over the next six months was unchanged at 79.

Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States averaged 50.70 from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 78 in December of 1998 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. source: National Association of Home Builders

Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States is expected to be 74.00 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 67.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Nahb Housing Market Index is projected to trend around 66.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Nahb Housing Market Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
75.00 76.00 78.00 8.00 1985 - 2020 Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-16 02:00 PM Oct 71 68 68 66
2019-11-18 03:00 PM Nov 70 71 71 71
2019-12-16 03:00 PM Dec 76 71 70 69
2020-01-16 03:00 PM Jan 75 76 75 75
2020-02-18 03:00 PM Feb 75 76


News Stream
2019-12-16
US Homebuilder Sentiment Highest in Over 20 Years
The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States jumped to 76 in December of 2019 from an upwardly revised 71 in November and market expectations of 70. It is the highest reading since June of 1999, amid broad rises: the current single-family sub-index went up to 84 from 77; the gauge for home sales over the next six months rose to 79 from 78 and the one for prospective buyers increased to 58 from 54.

2019-11-18
US Homebuilder Sentiment Below Forecasts
The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States fell to 70 in November 2019 from 71 in the previous month and below market expectations of 71. The sub-index for current single-family declined to 76 from 78 in October; and the sub-index for prospective buyers decreased to 53 from 54. Meanwhile, the gauge for home sales over the next six months rose to 77 from 76.

2019-10-16
US Homebuilder Sentiment Highest in 19 Months
The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States increased to 71 in October 2019 from 68 in the previous month and above market expectations of 68. It is the highest reading since February 2018.The sub-index for current single-family rose to 78 from 75 in September; the sub-index for prospective buyers went up to 54 from 50 and the gauge for home sales over the next six months jumped to 76 from 70.

2019-09-17
US Homebuilder Sentiment at Near 1-Year High
The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States increased slightly to 68 in September 2019 from an upwardly revised 67 in the previous month and beating market expectations of 66. The sub-index for current single-family rose to 75 from 73 in August and the sub-index for prospective buyers held steady at 50; while the gauge for home sales over the next six months edged down to 70 from 71.


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.