Housing activity growth slows as consumer confidence wanes

Housing activity continues to show signs of stabilizing as the pace of growth has slowed in recent months. While new construction and maintenance activity showed healthy increases in August, remodel volumes experienced the first, albeit slight, year-over-year decrease for the first time since June 2020. This decline could suggest that consumer confidence in the housing market is waning, as high inflation puts upward pressure on the cost of building materials.

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