Demand Helping Builder Confidence
May 2, 2005,
Strong demand for new single-family homes is helping to shore up builder confidence as the market heads into the late spring selling season, according to a canvass of home builders conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo Bank.
“Builders continue to express confidence in the overall housing market and expect sales to remain strong during the next six months,” said NAHB President Dave Wilson.
David Seiders, chief economist of the builders' trade group, commented, “Many builders are reporting higher lot prices and some difficulty in finding available land, both symptoms of strong demand for new homes.”
The component index gauging current single-family sales remained sturdy at a reading of 73, while the index gauging sales expectations for the next six months came in at a level of 76. An index gauging traffic of prospective buyers was softer, at a reading of 50.
Related Content By Author
1200 Suppliers are Ready for You at Intertextile Shanghai
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Most Viewed Articles
See the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 50 Retailing Giants Report, plus Manufacturing: Made in the USA gaining ground; International: Portugal ramping up exports; New products: NY Now home textiles introductions; Outlook: Commentary from H&TT's editors; and Planning: Trade show calendar.