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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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Builder confidence and housing starts, sales and prices headline the week

Closing the book on 2014 housing with final reports
Trey Garrison
With just a few mortgage-focused earnings coming out this week the emphasis will be on a slate of housing metrics coming from homebuilders, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Census Bureau. Here’s what to expect.
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Homebuilder confidence falls in December

Builders see slip in consumer confidence, traffic
Trey Garrison
November was a banner month for homebuilder confidence but now that confidence is eroding. Here's why.
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Housing starts drop 2.8% in October but permits up

Completions slow dramatically from September
Trey Garrison
Privately owned housing starts dropped 2.8% in October to print at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000 units, which is still 7.8% above the October 2013 rate of 936,000.
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Homebuilder confidence rises in November

Builders see growing consumer confidence, traffic
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 58 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo housing market index.
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Housing affordability slips in third quarter

NAHB: Prices up, interest rates down
Trey Garrison
Firming home prices in markets across the country contributed to a slight dip in nationwide housing affordability in the third quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.
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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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Housing start woes go deeper than single-month drop

Analysts still see silver linings in the long term
Trey Garrison
With news Thursday that privately owned housing starts plunged 14.4% in August, many were left scratching their heads at how starts could have printed so poorly.
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NAHB: Homebuilder confidence hits 9-year high

Builders optimistic even with mortgage apps at 14-year low
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications and home sales figures aren't deterring homebuilders, who think they have some solid reasons to be confident in the market going forward — as confident as they were in 2005, no less.
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Homebuilders see "serious" buyers shopping for homes

NAHB: Third consecutive gain in HMI
Brena Swanson
As the employment situation starts to look up, more homebuilders are reporting an increase in buyers entering the market. But there are still a few hurdles creating challenges for builders.
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