Single family new housing starts in 2022 will show an increase versus last year, will be the most since 2007, and will still be well behind the peak of 2006.
This year, experts predict that a total of 1.1 million single family homes will be started. In 2021 there were 970 thousand new home starts.
The peak occurred in 2006, when 1.65 new homes were started.
So, this year will finish 33% behind the peak.
When we are asked why today’s market is different from the ‘bubble years’ of 2004 to 2007, the difference in new home starts is one reason we cite.
Even though the market is cooling, we remain significantly undersupplied which insulates prices from any kind of dramatic downturn.