Items Tagged with 'National Association of Homebuilders'


  • Housing starts tumble in December

    Fall 11.2% but post yearly gain
    Housing starts for the month of December took a tumble, according to the latest report from the HUD and the Dept. of Commerce. Starts fell 11.2% in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.08 million units, according to the report, which was delayed due to the more than month-long partial government shutdown.
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  • Labor shortages dent Lennar earnings

    Hampers forecasts for rest of homebuilders
    As one of the first to posts its third-quarter results, homebuilder Lennar’s tough quarter shed light on what will likely unfold for its rivals as well. The big item weighing on the builder’s earnings: Labor shortages.
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  • Lack of builders holding back housing market

    So many construction workers left and never returned
    Lack of construction workers is becoming a major issue not just for construction companies, but for the entire housing market. During the housing crisis the industry lost about 30% of its workers. Now, however, those workers don’t want to go back.
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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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  • Existing home sales to finish 2015 at record level

    Housing starts struggle to keep up
    Existing home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest level since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors’ economic forecast. However, there are still several variables hanging in the balance that could change this.
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  • Builder Confidence Sags; NAHB Says Congress "Must Move Immediately"

    Prospects for home builders dimmed in the back half of April and into early May amid market conditions that continue to erode, the National Association of Homebuilders said Thursday. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell slightly to a reading of 19, off just one point from the record low set in December 2007. NAHB president Sandy Dunn, herself a home builder, said that a continued slide in the housing market must be stopped, ostensibly for the sake of the association's constituency.
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  • NAHB Slams Fannie's Plans for 'Adverse Market' Charge

    The National Association of Homebuilders came out swinging against a proposal by Fannie Mae to impose a new upfront charge tied to declining market conditions on all loans it purchases. Housing Wire first broke the story yesterday, covering the details behind the plan.
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