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Permits and starts for new homes surge in April

Starts roar to 20.2% gain while permits jump 10.1%
Trey Garrison
The spring housing surge appears to be happening, at least in terms of permits and starts. Here's how it beat analyst expectations on all fronts.
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Homebuilder confidence slips in May on consumer caution

Annual gain keeps index in positive territory
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in May dropped in May after several months of gains. What’s rattling builders? Here’s the answer.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Setting the stage for higher interest rates

Delinquencies drop, call to delay TRID grows, and housing metrics
Trey Garrison
Lots of changes in markets foreign and domestic are aligning that could press the Fed into admitting weak US data, with a resulting impact on interest rates. Plus, Ginnie Mae has a glitch, and much more. Read on.
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Forum: If housing is to break stagnation, it needs regulatory reform

Balance needed between regulation and opportunity
Trey Garrison
Home prices are rising roughly twice as fast as wages, putting pressure on potential homebuyers and heightening the risk that any uptick in interest rates could be a setback. What can be done to fix this?
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Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
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Homebuilder confidence rises in April on spring weather

Navy Federal forecasts jump in housing starts for March
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in April rose significantly. Rose-tinted glasses, or a knowing confidence? We’ll see soon.
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Homebuilder confidence takes a big dip in February

Biggest drop came in the western region
Trey Garrison
Homebuilder confidence dropped in February, and with the West leading the decline with a seven-point drop, it can’t be blamed on the weather. Here’s what happened.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Depressing mortgage lending part of the plan?

The lowdown on mortgage rates going ahead
Trey Garrison
Why are we so surprised that mortgage credit creation is so flat? According to one analyst it was all part of the plan. Here’s what he means, and a whole lot more.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Economic growth needs securitization

Drones, Zillow-Trulia and housing metrics galore
Trey Garrison
Just how critical is securitization to mortgage finance and the economy as a whole? What are the early readings for housing so far in 2015? Read on.
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Homebuilder confidence declines slightly in January

First reading of 2015 pulled down by traffic of prospective buyers
Trey Garrison
Builders remain confident despite a slowdown in traffic from prospective buyers. Here are the details of what construction folks are thinking.
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