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  • FHA will not cut mortgage insurance premiums

    The Federal Housing Administration released details on the health of its flagship Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund on Thursday, revealing a positive economic net worth of $34.86 billion and an acceptable ratio of capital reserves at 2.76%. The numbers are markedly better than last year, but FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said that doesn’t mean the agency will be reducing mortgage insurance premiums any time soon. Click the headline to read more.

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  • Home builders: Baby Boomer home sales disappoint

    Data suggests more Boomers are staying put
    Builder confidence in the housing market for those 55 years of age and older is slipping, highlighting a recent trend showing that Baby Boomers staying put rather than downsizing. According to the latest Housing Market Index from the National Association of Home Builders, sales of single-family homes to those 55 and older declined seven points the third quarter.
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  • Homebuilder confidence remains steady in July

    Rising cost of materials haunt homebuilders
    Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at 68 points in July, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Homebuilders are encouraged by the growing housing demand, but construction material costs still hinder optimism, according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
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  • Builder confidence subsides slightly in April

    Comes down off unusually high March reading
    Homebuilder confidence fell off from the high reported in March, decreasing three points in the Housing Market Index in April. However, despite this decrease, experts point out that builder confidence remains at solid levels.
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  • Capital Economics: Will President Trump's regulation changes boost housing starts?

    3 possible outcomes
    Given the recent drought in housing inventory across the nation, the industry welcomed the recent news that homebuilder confidence surged in March due to President Donald Trump’s actions on regulatory reform. The news, while positive, isn’t guaranteed to turn into increased housing starts though. Instead, here are three likely outcomes.
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  • Homebuilder confidence remains at 6-month low

    Paves way for strong 2016
    While the number remained the same, builder confidence still sits at a six-month low, reflecting that many markets continue to show a gradual improvement. According to NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, a homebuilder from Blue Springs, Missouri, this should bode well for future home sales in the year ahead.
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  • Homebuilder confidence hits 10-year high, again

    Homebuilders haven’t been this confident since before the housing crisis
    The nation’s homebuilders’ confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes continued rising in October, to a level not seen since before the housing crisis began. Here's why they're so confident right now.
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  • Homebuilder confidence continues to hit 10-year high

    Index suggests high rental prices pushing buyers into market
    Optimism among the nation's homebuilders continues to grow as confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes maintained its steady rise in September. And it doesn't stop there, potential borrowers are eyeing the market again thanks to these new factors.
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