Readers Respond: Construction forecast

When it comes to starts, many readers are less optimistic than the NAHB.

BY HBSDealer Staff

In 2018, housing starts finished the year with 1,246,000 total housing starts, according to the Commerce Department’s latest tally. The National Association of Homebuilders recently forecast 1.27 million total housing starts for 2019. While 23% of readers agreed with the idea that starts will come in between 1.2 million and 1.3 million, more than half (58%) of readers expect fewer annual starts.

HBSDealer’s poll question asked for 2019 total housing start predictions. Here are the results after about 140 votes:


The polls are still open. Share your opinion, and your prediction, by taking the poll on the right side of the page (or scroll down your mobile device).


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The NAHB forecast 1.27 million total housing starts for 2019. What's your prediction?