CNBC’s Diana Olick says that for the 10th straight month, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has reported that builder confidence was down as the housing market continues to weaken. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, builder confidence dropped 8 points in October to 38 – half of what it was 6 months ago.
“This will be the first year since 2011 to see a decline for single-family starts…And given expectations for ongoing elevated interest rates due to actions by the Federal Reserve, 2023 is forecasted to see additional single-family building declines as the housing contraction continues. Said the NAHB’s Chief Economist Robert Dietz in a statement.
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