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If You Build It…

Residential construction spending has been trending upwards in recent years, but is that holding true as we wind toward the end of 2017?

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NAHB Embracing Idea of MID Alternatives

The National Association of Homebuilders has decided against demanding for a new version of the tax code that includes the mortgage interest deduction, according to a recent Reuters article.

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How Could Tax Reform Hurt the Housing Market?

Tax reform is one of the major ticket items on the current administration’s agenda, a measure that Congress hopes to tackle now that they are back from summer recess. However, two groups of professionals in the housing industry could stand to lose.

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Building a Common Ground

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The price of building materials can’t seem to find a common ground, according to a recent report. What data is conflicting, and will it correct itself?

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Tear-Down Starts Boast Year-Over-Year Increase

A recent estimate of single-family tear-down starts in 2016 calculated that the number has increased from 2015’s average. A tear-down start is defined by a home that was built on land that was once previously the sight of another structure. And while these figures are only estimates, the report finds that the increase in tear-down starts in indicative of the continued recovery of the single-family housing market.

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Builder Confidence Shaky as Labor, Lot Shortages Continue

Home builders are plagued with labor and lot shortages, and it’s causing their confidence in the single-family market to waver, according to new data released this week. Overall, builder confidence in the single-family residential market has dropped by two points in June. Single-family production fell 3.9 percent for the month of May, while multifamily construction dropped 9.7 percent. Overall, housing starts declined 5.5 percent across the nation.

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Senior Housing Market Remains Strong After Post-Election Surge

The National Association of Homebuilders’ 55+ Housing Market Index revealed for Q1 2017 revealed a 12 point drop from Q4 2016, but the senior housing market is still in a strong area. Present sales fell 12 points to 62, expected sales fell seven points to 68, and prospective buyer traffic decreased 15 points to 34.

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Ask the Economist: Robert Dietz, Ph.D.

Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and SVP for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), discussed the challenges with home building, what high builder confidence means for the housing market, and how GDP and job growth will affect home sales. Editors note: this exclusive interview appeared in the February issue of DS News.

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