Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

More signs of a sliding housing market

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Fannie: Millennial housing demand declines further

Fall comes even as housing affordability for young improves
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Love or loathe – Reverse mortgages, Holder’s legacy

Plus, a week of critical housing and mortgage finance metrics ahoy
Trey Garrison
Two things that don't engender a lot of middle ground — reverse mortgages and Attorney General Eric Holder. Plus, the top 10 homebuilders and housing/mortgage finance metrics galore — it's all in here.
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KB Home stock plummets amid earning results

Hits lowest level in a year and a half
Brena Swanson
Homebuilder KB Home reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings, causing its stock to fall to the lowest level in a year and a half.
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Lennar earnings soar amid positive builder news

Beats analyst expectations
Brena Swanson
Homebuilder Lennar reported strong third-quarter earnings amid positive industry reports on builder confidence. "Our core homebuilding business continues to drive earnings, with strong sales, deliveries and margins," Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corporation, said.
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Good news for the housing market?

Home Depot raises full-year forecast
Brena Swanson
Home Depot recorded strong second-quarter earnings on the same day the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported multifamily housing starts soaring.
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Homebuilders see "serious" buyers shopping for homes

NAHB: Third consecutive gain in HMI
Brena Swanson
As the employment situation starts to look up, more homebuilders are reporting an increase in buyers entering the market. But there are still a few hurdles creating challenges for builders.
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Home price increases boost PulteGroup revenue and profit in 2Q2014

New home construction orders down slightly from 2Q2013
Trey Garrison
PulteGroup posted net income was $42 million, or $0.11 per share, after pretax charges of $88 million, or $0.14 per share, for insurance reserves and office relocation costs for the second quarter of 2014.
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D.R. Horton posts net income of $113.1M

Pre-tax impairment costs drive down D.R. Horton earnings
Trey Garrison
Fort Worth, Texas-based D.R. Horton, the largest U.S. homebuilder, said fiscal third-quarter earnings declined as sales margin shrank and it incurred $54.7 million in pretax costs.
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Homebuilders to weigh in on mixed 2Q14 earnings

Projections remain positive so far
Brena Swanson
Moving further into second-quarter earnings season, homebuilders are starting to release how they are measuring up in the housing industry, with D.R. Horton next on the list for Thursday morning.
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NAHB joins NAR in reporting "good news" about housing "recovery"

I guess the housing recovery is real after all...not
Lynn Effinger
While I could make a case that no one wants to see the housing industry get back on a firm foundation more than yours truly, there is too much evidence mounting that the overall housing market is headed for another downturn.
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The top 5 ways to delight potential homebuyers

Inoculate them, that's a thing
Paul Cardis
We are in a wired world where builder performance is readily shared online via open customer review websites. The builders with the happiest homeowners are the companies with glowing reviews that gain market share, while the rest are simply struggling against a growing tide of poor reviews.
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