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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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Here’s how homebuilders are standardizing solar panels

Lennar helps pave the way
Brena Swanson
Solar panels are starting to become available as standard features as the industry works to make it easier and cheaper for homeowners to generate electricity from the sun.
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From HW Magazine

Banking on builders

How wise is it to invest in residential construction right now? The answer: it depends
The HW 30 represents the top public companies that make up the core of the nation’s housing economy. Among them are some of the country’s biggest builders, the largest among them D.R. Horton, though Toll Brothers is perhaps the one to watch now. Is it time to invest in home construction? Here’s our take.
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