Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Fannie Mae: Mortgage lenders unnecessarily restrict credit

Higher credit scores, additional documentation most common

Homeownership rate drops to 48-year low

Despite record sales, fewer Americans own homes

Case-Shiller: Home prices continue rising in May but stall on monthly basis

First-time buyers still weak; Growth to slow over next 2 years

Items Tagged with 'Homebuilder stocks'


Homebuilders drive into peak season

75% of annual returns are made from November to January
Homebuilders are driving into their peak season, with more than 75% of annual homebuilder returns historically generated in the November-to-January time frame due to growth in demand in advance of the upcoming spring selling season.
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The Great Divide

Positive data pushes homebuilder stocks higher

Mortgage stocks suffer from ongoing market worries
A flurry of economic data released Thursday pushed homebuilder stocks higher, while other mortgage firms suffered from the pains of rising rates and uncertainty about the Fed's commitment to quantitative easing.
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Homebuilders posed for pullback

Recent activity on Wall Street indicates sector weakness
It doesn't look good for homebuilders share prices in the near term. Recent action in the iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction fund indicates weakness in the sector and these stocks are starting to break down.
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