Builder confidence rises in April

Builder confidence rose in April after two months of static, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

Builder confidence holds steady

Builder confidence remained steady in March with the Housing Market Index at 62, on a 0-100 scale, after climbing the past two months.

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Builder confidence rises amid low interest rates: NAHB index

Builder confidence climbed for the second straight month, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

Builder confidence rises amid low interest rates: NAHB index

Builder confidence climbed for the second straight month, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

Builder confidence rises due to falling mortgage rates

Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes is rising due to falling mortgages, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI rose 2 points in January to 58 on an index that grades any score above 50 as builders viewing conditions more good than poor. Last month, the HMI hit a three-year low. 

Flood insurance freeze halts thousands of US home sales

The Federal Emergency Management Agency ruled Thursday it will not approve new or renew existing flood insurance plans during the government shutdown.

Supreme Court dismisses appeal in real estate search patent case

The Supreme Court has ruled it would not review a Federal Circuit court decision denying a patent for Real Estate Alliance Ltd.’s real estate search tool.

NAHB: Affordability Hits Lowest in 10 Years

Affordability has hit its lowest in 10 years, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunities Index (HOI) for the second quarter of 2018. Approximately 57 percent of homes sold in the second quarter were affordable based on income (the median, nationally, is $71,900), down from roughly 62 percent in the […]

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Building Claws Higher in July

Building clawed 0.9 percent higher in July, but still underwhelmed year-over-year, according to the Commerce Department. Combined, housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 303,000 multifamily (five units or more) starts and 862,000 single-family starts. On an annual basis, starts tumbled 1.4 percent. Approvals for builds, encouragingly, increased 1.5 percent to 1.31 million permits, with approvals […]

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