U.S. housing markets are gaining as demand for homes exceeds available supplies in many areas. The National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for June increased by eight points over May's reading to achieve a positive reading of 52. This last happened in August-September of 2002, when HMI monthly readings also jumped by eight points.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for March on Monday. Home builder confidence fell for the third consecutive month with a two-point drop to a reading of 44 in March.