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55+ housing market ends fourth quarter on record high

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up...

NAHB: Softwood lumber prices climb to record highs

Results of tariffs imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department and lack of negotiations among the U.S., Canada and Mexico have pushed the prices of...

Existing home sales decline in December

Existing-home sales decreased 3.6% in December, but the first-time buyer share rebounded to 32% from 29% last month. The National Association of Realtors reported that existing...
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Builder confidence remains strong as new year starts

WASHINGTON — Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes dropped two points to a level of 72 in January on the National...
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Prospective home buyers sidelined by availability, affordability

While starts increased by 9% in 2017 over 2016, the characteristics of these new homes stayed largely the same, according to survey results from...

IBS economic panel predicts housing gain in 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. — The newly enacted tax law will create a more favorable tax climate for the business community, which should spur job and...

Pending home sales inch up in November

WASHINGTON — Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, but did squeak out a minor gain both on a monthly and annualized basis,...

Single-family starts rise in line with builder confidence

WASHINGTON — Nationwide housing starts rose 3.3% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.297 million units after a downwardly revised October...
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Builders confident as market primed to expand in 2018

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to a level of 74 in December on the National Association of...

Single family construction spending up in October

The National Association of Home Builders provides analysis on its Eye on Housing blog that shows Census Construction Spending data indicating total private residential construction spending...

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