Americans feel increasingly positive about job security, household income,
and the future of the housing market.

May Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) 92.3

New construction can bring much-needed relief to a tight housing market, but skilled laborers are hard to come by. As demand for new construction continues to pick up, builders are raising wages to attract qualified workers.

Construction Job Openings and Wage Growth2

Job Openings in April3

Housing Trends at a Glance

Home Sales Fell Slightly in April

Purchase Loans Climb to Highest Levels Since 20146

Are inventory shortages holding you back from buying a home? A renovation or new construction loan could help solve the problem. Contact us to discuss the different types of financing we can provide to help get your clients into a new home sooner.

Sources:
[1] Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index®, May 2018.
[2] Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), May 2018.
[3] Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, April 2018.
[4] National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Existing-Home Sales, April 2018.
[5] U.S. Census Bureau, Monthly New Residential Sales, April 2018.
[6] Ellie Mae Origination Insight Report, April 2018.

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