New Construction News
At the same time, the inventory of new homes for sale rose 10.7%, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.
The pace of new multifamily construction, however, jumped, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
New-home inventory rose to 444,000 homes in May from 437,000 homes in April, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.
New-home completions rose during the month, however, with the increased inventory representing a rare bright spot in an otherwise gloomy government report.
The rate of new single-family home sales fell 16.6% from March’s revised number, while the median sales price jumped to $450,600 from March’s revised median house price of $435,000.
Low inventory and rising interest rates have reduced prospective homebuyer purchasing power.
Affordability and supply-chain issues continued to weigh on the sales of new single-family residences.
“More groundbreaking is welcome news for a supply-starved housing market.” — First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi
“Builders are entering 2022 with backlogs that they are having a hard time completing due to material and labor shortages, and new-home prices are sitting near a historic high.” — First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi
“Production disruptions are so severe that many builders are waiting months to receive cabinets, garage doors, countertops and appliances.” — NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter