Affordability limits new-home construction growth to exurbs

Housing data were a mixed back of slowed growth in sentiment and new home sales and setbacks in existing sales and affordability. The 2014 under-performance of iShares US Home Construction reflected .

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In a sign that housing affordability is becoming a growing issue nationwide, as of the first quarter of 2019 exurbs were the only region that registered single-family permit growth on a year-over-year basis, according to the new nahb home building Geography Index (HBGI).

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WASHINGTON, May 28 – In a sign that housing affordability is becoming a growing issue nationwide, as of the first quarter of 2019 exurbs were the only region that registered single-family permit growth on a year-over-year basis, according to the new National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

For 2019, total construction starts are forecast to hold basically steady at $808 billion. By major sector in dollar terms, residential building will be down 2%, nonresidential building will match its 2018 amount, and nonbuilding construction will increase 3%." The pattern of construction starts by more specific segments is the following:

"The combined effects of higher mortgage rates and increased house prices have pushed consumers to the affordability limit. new home buyers back to the market. "There is an enormous amount of pent.

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In June 2017, Lakewood residents decided to take action by spearheading the Strategic Growth Initiative – a ballot measure that would limit new home permits issued by the city of Lakewood to a 1% annual increase and would require lakewood city council to hold a public hearing and vote to approve residential projects with more than 40 units.

New Home Construction sees modest growth in August. occur in the exurbs once again given the relatively strong market and the immense need for more affordable product. All three shared the challenges they find in the high regulatory burdens on new construction and how that limits choices and.