Data justifies strength in homebuilder stocks

From John S. Tobey: The homebuilding market continues to look healthy. Monday’s (6/17) release of the Housing Market Index by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is the latest. Each month NAHB surveys homebuilders using a few, sound questions that address visible conditions as well as homebuilders’ sense of what is coming over the […]

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As mortgage rates continue to fall, will housing sales increase?

From Dan Caplinger: The housing market has made big strides forward over the past decade since the financial crisis, recovering from its historic declines in the mid-2000s and seeing big gains in average home prices in many popular markets across the nation. Yet the rise in prices combined with rapidly increasing mortgage rates over the past couple […]

Sales of luxury home see largest decline in 9 years

From Diana Olick : The nation’s priciest properties are in far less demand this year, and that is taking a toll on their values. Sales of homes listed at $2 million and above fell 16% in the first quarter, the sharpest annual decline since 2010, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. This as the […]