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Home Builders, New Homes Sales And The Affordability Myth

What’s up with the Home Builders?

You may remember this statement from my  2015 Housing Prediction Article:

“You get my drift: The bar for housing is so low that some housing bulls might try the predictable tactic of bellowing about exponential growth portending a miraculous recovery when all that is occurring is a bump up from a pitifully low base. 778 more words

High Builder Confidence Signals More Affordable Housing In 2016

The Mortgage Corner

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes held steady at 60 in January from a downwardly revised December reading of 60 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 583 more words

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Bloomberg Interview: 2016 Housing Predictions

A few key points going over my 2016 Housing Predictions in the interview

2016 Housing Prediction Article


Pending Home Sales: Pending home sale numbers have been soft lately.   295 more words

Housing Starts Surge, Millennials Are Buying

The Mortgage Corner

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee has just announced it is raising short term interest rates by ¼ percent. Its press release said: “Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to affect future economic outcomes, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to ¼ percent to ½ percent. 645 more words

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Housing starts highest since before Great Recession - MarketWatch

As a logical result of yesterday’s news that the home building industry is confident, today’s headline shows that builders started building more houses last month — more than any time since October 2007. 84 more words

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DIY Tips For Big and Small Home Improvement Projects

A DIY project is fantastic if the job is done well, but too many times quick fixes and other improper work create a lot of problems down the road. 555 more words

Home Maintenance

Housing Starts, Builder Optimism at Recovery Highs

The Mortgage Corner

Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,174,000. This is 9.8 percent above the revised May estimate of 1,069,000 and is 26.6 percent above the June 2014 rate of 927,000. 543 more words

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