More of the same…for two years running now. That’s the upshot of a story by AP writer Derek Kravitz analyzing the latest numbers from the National Association of Homebuilders.
“The National Association of Home Builders said Monday that its index of builder sentiment in August was unchanged at 15. The index has been below 20 for all but one month during the past two years.
Any reading below 50 indicates negative sentiment about the housing market. It hasn’t reached 50 since April 2006, the peak of the housing boom…
Toward the end of the piece, Kravitz writes,
“A special question on the survey this month showed that 41 percent of builders had lost a contract because a buyer could not sell their current home, said Bob Nielsen, chairman of the builders’ group.”