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Did little-known Arizona law start the appraiser death clock?

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In just one quarter the profit dropped $153 per loan
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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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Toll Brothers CEO calls new mortgage rules dumb

“3% down doesn’t make any sense”
Brena Swanson
Not every builder is on board with federal regulators’ move this week to open the credit box and ease mortgage-qualification standards. While other builders like PulteGroup and Ryland Group welcome the new rules, Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers finds the rule dumb.
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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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Americans ready to spend money...especially on housing

32% of people looking to buy a home in the next two years
Brena Swanson
Americans are becoming more optimistic about buying a home, with 67% of people saying they plan on purchasing a home, and of that amount, 32% are looking to buy within the next two years.
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Homebuilder stocks adjusted for first-quarter earnings

Sterne Agee: D.R. Horton remains top pick
Brena Swanson
First-quarter earnings are in, and as a result, homebuilder’s 2014 earning estimates were adjusted to better align with earning reports that came in above or below analyst expectations.
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Where are homebuilders breaking ground?

A regional picture of home construction
Brena Swanson
While it is difficult to gauge the economy across the nation and in regional markets, these two charts from PulteGroup and D.R. Horton help paint a decent picture.
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Homebuilder stocks get nod of approval in sellers market

Sterne Agee issues buy ratings for key builders
The 2014 housing market is looking up for homebuilders with less competitive inventory sitting on the sidelines, escalating prices and increased housing demand, says Sterne Agee analyst Jay McCanless.
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PulteGroup 3Q profit rises to $2.28 billion

Tax benefit lifted the builder's income dramatically
HousingWire Staff
PulteGroup posted a net profit of $2.28 billion in the third quarter, significantly up from $116.6 million a year earlier, as home sales revenue rose 21% to $1.49 billion.
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Rising mortgage rates pressure homebuilder stocks

Stocks fall after peaking in May
HousingWire Staff
Homebuilder stocks are taking a beating from rising interest rates, with the stocks falling only three months after reaching their May peaks.
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Homebuilders posed for pullback

Recent activity on Wall Street indicates sector weakness
HousingWire Staff
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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