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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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Smaller home sizes usher in more affordable housing

Newly built homes shrink in size
Brena Swanson
The shrinking size of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. could be the beginning of a shift toward more affordable houses.
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D.R. Horton's homebuilding revenue grows 33%

Beats revenue expectations
Brena Swanson
“With the largest market share in company history and 46% more homes closed than any other builder in the most recently reported 12-month period, D.R. Horton has solidified its position to be the nation’s largest builder for the 13th consecutive year in calendar 2014,” said Donald R. Horton, chairman of the board.
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PulteGroup 3Q net income drops to $141M

“We are encouraged by proposed changes at FHFA”
Brena Swanson
"By remaining disciplined in our construction and land investment practices, we continue to improve our returns on invested capital while positioning the Company to take advantage of market opportunities,” said Richard Dugas, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of PulteGroup.
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