Homebuilder Optimism Hits Record, Fueled by Recovering V-Shape Economic Rebound (And Low Rates)

Want more evidence that the real estate market is experiencing a V-shaped recovery from the Covid epidemic? Look at the rebound in US homebuilder optimism!!

(Bloomberg) — U.S. homebuilder optimism rose to a record in September, with low mortgage rates driving a housing boom that has boosted the pandemic economy.

A gauge of builder sentiment jumped five points from a month earlier to 83, beating estimates and hitting the highest level in 35 years of the survey, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Market Index. It was 78 last month, which matched the previous record from 1998.

While it is easy to link the V-shaped rebound to lower mortgage rates, mortgage rates were low prior and during the Covid crash.

The more powerful explanation is the anticipation of a V-shape economic recovery.

Economic rebound like a monster! Well, maybe not like Dennis Rodman.

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