From Sweta Killa
: The U.S. housing market has shown a strong rebound since the start of the year and seems to be stronger ahead of the key spring selling season. This is especially true given the slew of upbeat data, decline in mortgage rates and strong earnings. Notably, the Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index, one of the most widely followed gauges of homebuilder and home improvement equities, has gained nearly 18% this year.