NAHB Logo.gifBuilder confidence in the mature-housing market remained weak, according to 2010 first-quarter data from the National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Market Index (55+ HMI) – a quarterly survey of the association’s builder members engaged in the production of mature-market housing.   

“The 55+ segment of the market is still stalled in most regions,” said NAHB’s Chief Economist, David Crowe. “Since the builders’ potential buyers are having difficulty selling their existing property, they are unable to move to a more appropriate home.” Noting that a large share of prospective buyers for active adult housing are still in the workforce, and expect to remain so, Crowe added that “many buyers and renters are concerned about their current job security, and may be holding off on any decision to move until the economy becomes more predictable.”

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