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Forget easing prices, new homes are up, up, up

Existing home price gains decelerated in July on the Case-Shiller index, likely due to the sharp jump in mortgage rates, but the gains were still sizable and unlikely to abate much. That’s due simply to lack of supply. The number … Continue reading

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Home Builders Turn to Rental Apartments

“This increase in new construction is congruous with the strength in market fundamentals – strong performance is serving as a catalyst for new development,” said Ryan Severino of Reis Inc. “If anything the amount of new completions that have been … Continue reading

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Soaring Housing Stocks in Perspective

Nearly half of the components in the PHLX Housing Sector Index, which includes the public home builders as well as home remodelers and housing components, are up more than 50 percent since the overall stock market peaked. The index is … Continue reading

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Home Builders Still Feel Better, Despite ‘Cliff’ Concerns

December’s gains in sentiment are not as dramatic as the jump in November, as some builders are likely concerned about the possibility of going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Some builders have already reported laying off workers and delaying projects, … Continue reading

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