Last week’s economic reporting included readings on home builder confidence and weekly reports on mortgage rates and jobless claims.
NAHB: Home builder confidence increases in April
The National Association of Home Builders reported that builder confidence in current housing market conditions rose by one point to an index reading of 45 in April. April’s reading was the fourth consecutive month showing increasing builder confidence. The March and April index readings of 44 and 45 were the strongest since September 2022. A year ago the homebuilder confidence reading was 77.