July, 2009 | blog.archivaldesigns.com

Updates On House & Home Plans

Valuable Resources to Guide Us Through the Current Economic and Housing Trends

They say knowledge is power. If what they say is true, then this is one powerful list! The following resources have been put together to give some of the most current and useful information available for builders and homeowners alike. Below you will find links to in depth resources provided by private groups and organizations as well as government resources.

To view the information below, simply follow each link. Each link will open in a new window, making it easier for to come back to this page.

U.S. Census Bureau Construction Price Indexes

NAHB’s Housing Forecast

Housing starts, sales and interest rate projections through 2009.

Latest Home Mortgage Interest Rates

Contains current and historical data on fixed and adjustable mortgage rates. Updated weekly.

Characteristics of New Housing

Highlights the latest data on new-home characteristics released by the U.S. Census Department. Includes links to the complete Census report and other trends researched by NAHB.Additional breakouts of this data and other trends researched by NAHB are available at www.nahb.org/constructionstats under “Selected Characteristics of New Housing” (dated 4/3/2008).

Housing Starts

Updated monthly and based on a seasonally adjusted annual rate.

New and Existing Home Sales

Updated monthly and based on a seasonally adjusted annual rate.

New and Existing Single-Family Median Home Prices

Updated monthly.

Home Price Index

The index measures average home appreciation in more than 250 metropolitan markets. Updated quarterly.

Metro Home Building Permits

Local and state data on housing construction rates. Updated monthly.

Employment Trends for Metro/State Markets

Provides metro and state employment data nationwide. Updated monthly.

Local Economic Impact of Housing

Shows how building 100 homes benefits a typical metropolitan area.

Home Building’s Direct Impact on the Economy

Housing’s Contribution to Gross State Product

Measures how much housing contributes to the economic output of each state.

Housing Market Statistics from HousingEconomics.com

Full array of statistical categories available to NAHB members, a limited number available to non-members.

In-Depth Analysis from HousingEconomics.com

Full array of analysis of factors affecting housing and the impact on the industry available to NAHB members, a limited number available to non-members.

This list has been made possible courtesy of the National Association of Home Builders.

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