NAHB Inches Up To 71 in Dec

December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/16/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32031, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that the National Association of Home Builders' housing market index's is rising up to 71 points in December. This month's index compares with November's downwardly revised level of 70, first reported as 71, and a downwardly revised 69 level in October, which was reported last month as 71. Meanwhile, the HMT's component index gauging current sales of new single-family homes remained steady at 77, after November's figure was revised down to 77 from the 79 level reported last month. The index gauging traffic of prospective buyers rose to 52, from a revised 51 level in November, which was originally reported as 50. The component gauging expectations for the next six months rose to 79 from a revised 78 level in November, which was originally reported as 80.


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