Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Homebuilder Blues: NAHB/Wells Fargo Home Builder Ratings January 2009

Today, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released their latest Housing Market Index (HMI) showing dramatic new lows and continued evidence that the new home market is experiencing a prolonged bout of depression.

Each component of the NAHB housing market index remain WELL BELOW the worst levels ever seen in the over 20 years the data has been being compiled strongly suggesting that the current severe contraction has surpassed all other events seen in the last 22 years and is now firmly in uncharted territory.