Builder’s Confidence

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Marketing Index (HMI), builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes is at its highest level since May 2007. The HMI raised slightly from last month to rest at 29.

“This month’s modest uptick in builder confidence comes on the heels of a four-point gain in May and is reflective of the continued, gradual improvement we are seeing in many individual housing markets as more buyers decide to take advantage of today’s low prices and interest rates,” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla.

Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 25 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.”

The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores from each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good rather than poor. In June, the HMI component measuring current sales conditions rose two points to 32, which is its highest level since April of 2007.

Meanwhile, the components measuring sales expectations in the next six months and traffic of prospective buyers held unchanged at 34 and 23, respectively. Regionally, the Midwest registered the largest gain in the country, posting a five-point gain to 31. Are you ready to take advantage of historically low rates and high home affordability levels?  Contact an Inlanta Mortgage loan professional near you!

Inlanta offers a number of mortgage financing options to meet your specific needs including FHA, VA, USDA, HomePath by Fannie Mae and conventional mortgage loans.

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Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

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