Both KB Home (KBH) and Lennar (LEN) posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings in a period when economists remained worried about interest-rates.  Per Forbes:

Lennar posted strong earnings:

Lennar said its profit rose to $120.7 million, 54 cents a share, from $87.1 million, 40 cents a share, a year earlier. Analysts predicted Lennar would earn 45 cents a share. Meanwhile, revenue jumped 45% to $1.6 billion.

In addition, KB Home is reporting a profit increase:

KB Home, one of the smaller homebuilders concentrated mostly on the West Coast, reported a surge in profit: $27.3 million, 30 cents a share, from $3.3 million, 4 cents a share. It too beat Wall Street’s estimates, which called for 22 cents a share in earnings. Revenue shot up 29% to $549 million.