In nearly every measurable category, the housing industry is expected to do better than average this year.


New-home sales 879,000 889,000
Single-family sales 1.236 million 1.240 million
Mortgage rates 7.4% 6.9%
Remodeling activity $144 billion $163 billion
Existing-home sales 4.95 million 5.22 million


Source: Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

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