Builders’ confidence in the market for new single-family homes rose in September, as the National Association of Home Builders’ housing market index climbed to 19 from 18 in August, the group announced yesterday.

Thomson Reuters’ poll of economists predicted a level of 19.

The current single-family home sales index rose to 18 from 16 last month, and the traffic of prospective buyers index rose to 17 from 16.

The sales expectations index for the next six-month period dipped to 29 from 30.

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