The NAHB housing market index in the US rose to 37 in May of 2020 rebounding slightly from 30 in April which was the lowest since June 2012 and above market forecasts of 35. Still, the sentiment remained in the negative territory as the reading came below 50. The index stood at 66 in May 2019 and hit a high of 76 in December. The current single-family sub-index went up to 42 from 36 in April; the sub-index for home sales for the next six months increased to 46 from 36; and prospective buyers also rose to 21 from 13.

Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States averaged 50.72 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. United States Nahb Housing Market Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: National Association of Home Builders

Nahb Housing Market Index in the United States is expected to be 15.00 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 68.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Nahb Housing Market Index is projected to trend around 65.00 in 2021 and 66.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Nahb Housing Market Index

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37.00 30.00 78.00 8.00 1985 - 2020 Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-18 03:00 PM Feb 74 75 75 75
2020-03-17 02:00 PM Mar 72 74 73 72
2020-04-15 02:00 PM Apr 30 72 55 55
2020-05-18 02:00 PM May 37 30 35 32
2020-06-16 02:00 PM Jun 37 35
2020-07-16 02:00 PM Jul
2020-08-17 02:00 PM Aug
2020-09-16 02:00 PM Sep 9


News Stream
US Homebuilder Sentiment Rebounds Slightly
The NAHB housing market index in the US rose to 37 in May of 2020 rebounding slightly from 30 in April which was the lowest since June 2012 and above market forecasts of 35. Still, the sentiment remained in the negative territory as the reading came below 50. The index stood at 66 in May 2019 and hit a high of 76 in December. The current single-family sub-index went up to 42 from 36 in April; the sub-index for home sales for the next six months increased to 46 from 36; and prospective buyers also rose to 21 from 13.
2020-05-18
US Homebuilder Sentiment Slumps to 8-Year Low
The NAHB housing market index in the US tumbled to 30 in April 2020, the lowest since June 2012 and well below market forecasts of 55. The current single-family sub-index declined to 36 from 79 in March; the sub-index for home sales for the next six months dropped to 36 from 75; and prospective buyers also went down to 13 from 56.
2020-04-15
US Homebuilder Sentiment Falls More than Expected
The NAHB housing market index in the US fell to 72 in March of 2020 from 74 in the previous month and below market forecasts of 73. The current single-family sub-index declined to 79 from 81 in February; the sub-index for home sales for the next six months dropped to 75 from 79 and prospective buyers also went down to 56 from 57. It is important to note that half of the builder responses were collected prior to March 4, so the recent stock market declines and the rising economic impact of the coronavirus will be reflected more in next month's report, said NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz.
2020-03-17
US Homebuilder Sentiment Below Forecasts
The NAHB Housing Market Index in the United States fell to 74 in February 2020 from 75 in the previous month, slightly below market expectations of 75. The current single-family sub-index declined to 80 from 81 in January and the one for prospective buyers went down to 57 from 58. Additionally, the gauge for home sales over the next six months decreased to 79 from 80.
2020-02-18

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.