Senate approves short sale tax break

Senate approves short sale tax break

Allows tax relief on 2014 short sales

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Housing groups "extremely disappointed" in "alarming failure"

Another regulator investigates Ocwen Financial

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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 (DHI), though Toll Brothers (TOL) 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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$680,000 dream beach house built on the wrong lot

Florida builders make one heckuva mistake
Trey Garrison
A Missouri couple isn’t happy with the bunch of Flagler County, Florida surveyors and homebuilders who constructed their $680,000 dream, beachfront home. The home is fine, it's just in the wrong place.
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NAHB: Builder confidence ends four months of consecutive increase

Reverses course, drops
Brena Swanson
“While there was a dip this month, builders are still positive about the housing market. After the HMI posted a nine-year high in September, it’s not surprising to see the number drop in October,” said National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist David Crowe.
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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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