Homebuilder sentiment jumped an historic striking 21 points in June to 58.

Fast Stats – Builder Sentiment
■ Northeast increased to 48 points from 31
■ South increased to 62, up 20 points
■ Midwest increased to 51, up 19 points
■ West increased to 66, up 22 points

Housing Rebound Is on the Way
This represents the largest monthly increase ever in the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index. Any reading above 50 indicates a positive market.

Reasons for the Shift
■ Tight inventory
■ Strong influx of mortgage applications – up 10.9%
■ Record low interest rates
■ Confidence is improving
■ Buyer traffic more than doubled in one month
■ Pent-up demand
■ Exodus of urban buyers is playing out as more rethink purchases in an age of lockdowns

Sales Metrics
■ Current sales increased 21 points to 63
■ Sales expectations for the next 6 months jumped 22 points to 68
■ Buyer traffic doubled from May to June, from 22 to 43
■ Online queries and virtual tours during the pandemic increased significantly

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