Home Builders Still Worried

By
Real Estate Agent with CENTURY 21 Anne Arnold
More potential home buyers are on the hunt, but the nation's homebuilders still have a grim view of the prospects for a turnaround over the next six months.

Those are two key elements of the latest reading on a key index of home builders' confidence, which edged slightly higher in February because of a modest pickup in the number of prospective buyers, according a survey by The National Association of Home Builders/Well Fargo

The survey is comprised of three subindexes that measure homebuilders' view of current market conditions, their outlook for the next six months, and the level of buyer traffic.

The index that measures current buyer traffic showed the most significant improvement in February, rising to 19 from 14 in January. The survey of present housing market conditions increased one point to 20.

Housing has always been a major engine of economic growth, and despite the ongoing market correction, it will once again be that engine in the future. But in order for that to happen, Congress must follow up on its recently enacted economic stimulus program by passing legislation that will jump-start the housing market and keep the economy moving forward.

Comments (1)

John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana
Oh yea they are in a funk and not likely to get out of it for a while.
Feb 20, 2008 11:48 AM

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