"While builder confidence is holding at the highest level in nearly eight years, many are reporting some hesitancy on the part of buyers due to the sharp increase in interest rates," said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson. "Home buyers are adjusting to the fact that, while mortgage rates are still quite favorable on a historic basis, the record lows.

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NAHB economist Robert Dietz told us that the housing industry forecast for 2017 is an estimated 841,000 single family starts, up 7% vs. 2016. Home buyer demand is strong, fueled by positive demographics, job growth and continued low interest rates. But a labor shortage and energy regulations have created some headwinds.

Higher Rates Hitting Homebuyers. Prices for the ETF have dropped from 108 to 100, leading to a rise in interest rates. Overall, we’re seeing a large sell-off from foreign investors: Worries over the end of the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying programme spurred foreign investors to sell US Treasuries at the fastest pace on record in June.

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NAHB: Rising interest rates creates some buyer hesitancy Builder confidence still remains at eight-year high

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The National Association of Home builders’ (nahb) remodeling market index (rmi) posted a reading of 55 in the second quarter of 2019, rising one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50-indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower-since the second quarter of 2013.

"While builder confidence is holding at the highest level in nearly eight years, many are reporting some hesitancy on the part of buyers due to the sharp increase in interest rates," said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. "Home buyers are adjusting to the fact that, while mortgage rates are still quite favorable on.

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