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The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index Rises 1.9% in August

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reported today their NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (SBOI) for August 2022. The August SBOI increased 1.9 points to a reading of 91.8; however, it is the eighth consecutive month that the SBOI has been below the 48-year average reading of 98.

Lot Values Set New Record Levels in 2021

According to the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, lot values for single-family detached housing starts in 2021 increased across the country, with the national value in six out of nine Census division setting new records. The US median lot price now stands at $55,000.