Builder Sentiment Hits All Time Low

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 05:10 PM



I've been out of the office all day today, but I had to follow up our earlier Housing post (Home Prices Seen "Far from Bottom"):

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) slid to all time lows today:

"Reflecting profound uncertainties tied to the financial market shocks of recent weeks, builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes receded to a new record low this month. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) declined three points to 14 in October after having edged up slightly in the previous month..."

Wow, messy.

As we said earlier, we are still  a long ways away from the bottom in housing . . .


Builder Sentiment Retreats In October
NAHB, 10/16/2008

HMI Chart and Components

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This is the other bookend
industrial production drop

The government keeps trying to blame it all on Gustav and Ike but the Philly index "plummeted to a negative 37.5 in September from a positive 3.8 in August, its largest one-month decline ever."

Posted by: wisedup | Oct 16, 2008 5:26:58 PM

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