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NAHB: Builder confidence continues to rise in November despite supply issues
NAHB: Builder confidence continues to rise in November despite supply issues

November’s reading of 83 was up three points from October, driven by low existing inventories and strong buyer demand, the National Association of Home Builders reported, citing the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Supply chain woes hamper housing starts in October
Supply chain woes hamper housing starts in October

Housing observers noted that demand for housing remains robust despite the lack of new supply.

BPDA approves former Midtown Hotel 325-unit development project
BPDA approves former Midtown Hotel 325-unit development project

The former Midtown Hotel will soon be replaced with a 10-story project bringing more than 300 housing units to Huntington Avenue.

New-home sales rebound in September as prices hit new record
New-home sales rebound in September as prices hit new record

“There simply aren’t enough homes for sale relative to the demand fueled by millennials armed with low mortgage rate-driven house-buying power.” — First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi

New-home construction cools in September
New-home construction cools in September

The decrease was driven by a 5.1% month-over-month slide in the rate of multifamily starts, while single-family construction was flat.

Developer proposes 30 new apartments in South Boston
Developer proposes 30 new apartments in South Boston

Thirty new units of residential housing could be coming to 212 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston.

New-home sales rise in August
New-home sales rise in August

The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of July was 378,000, representing a supply of 6.1 months at the current sales rate.

New-home construction falls in July
New-home construction falls in July

“The bright spot in an otherwise underwhelming report comes from the increase in the overall number of permits issued, which can signal how much home construction is in the pipeline.” — First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi

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