The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported the housing market index (HMI) was at 78, up from 72 in July. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.
Note: This was released early.
This graph show the NAHB index since Jan 1985.
This was above the consensus forecast.
Housing and homebuilding have been one of the best performing sectors during the pandemic.