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Lennar CEO: "Disappointing" single-family housing starts will rebound soon

Beats earnings predictions, hopeful for spring
Brena Swanson
Homebuilder Lennar Corporation reported results for its first quarter, beating earnings expectations despite difficult weather situations and tough housing markets. And according to the CEO, there is good news for the spring buying season.
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Is leasing the strategy that could help boost Lennar?

Growth may shift from new home sales
Brena Swanson
Due to more first-time homebuyers struggling to secure home financing, this new strategy from Lennar might be the key to boosting its upcoming earnings. Sterne Agee analyst Jay McCanless gave his forecast for what the market could expect to see from the homebuilder.
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Toll Brothers' net income jumps 78%

Momentum builds into the spring selling season
Brena Swanson
The luxury homebuilders' 2015 first quarter net income surged to $81.3 million, or $0.44 per share, boosted by an increase in home sales.
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Homebuilder confidence declines in February

Survey says: Blame it on the weather
Trey Garrison
Homebuilder confidence slipped this month, declining on the slowdown that they attribute to the heavy winter weather affecting the northeast.
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Nation running at 90% normal economic, housing activity

NAHB report shows market continues to progress
Brena Swanson
The nation is running at 90% of normal economic and housing activity as more markets return to normal. A growing economy and rising consumer confidence should help drive the release of pent-up demand heading into 2015.
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D.R. Horton beats expectations, 1Q revenue jumps 38%

Well-positioned for spring selling season
Brena Swanson
D.R. Horton fared well in the first quarter, with its homebuilding revenue jumping 38% to $2.3 billion, putting it in a strong position to enter the spring selling season.
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Lennar net earnings rise, beat 4Q estimates

Mortgage and title operations boost profitability
Brena Swanson
Lennar reported a rise in net earnings for the fourth quarter despite the housing market’s slow recovery. That slow recovery could pick up speed in the new year, thanks to recent changes in credit availability and affordability.
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Will homebuilders benefit from lower FHA premiums?

Builders stocks surge on the news
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Administration’s news that it is reducing the annual mortgage insurance premiums is not only good news for homebuyers but also for homebuilders.
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The key to homebuilder profit in 2015

Hint: It’s not through first-time homebuyers
Brena Swanson
The government is in overdrive to open the credit box for first-time homebuyers. But the new push doesn’t help everyone in the industry. According to two homebuilder analysts, if homebuilders want to make money, they need to stay away from first-time homeowners and subprime buyers.
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Moody’s: HY-Lite covenant structures dominate homebuilding deals

This dominance comes despite low credit ratings for the bonds
Trey Garrison
Homebuilders are issuing bonds with weaker covenant packages, a new report from Moody's says. Here's what it means.
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