More Good News for Housing Market, but Foreclosures Loom on Horizon

February 17, 2012

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Home Builders Continue to be Optimistic Will Spring bring a new lease of life for the housing market? Home builders seem to think so. They are hopeful home sales will pick up with the warmer weather, ushering in good news for the market and the economy. For the fifth straight month, builder sentiment in February [...]

Is Real Estate Recovery Right Around the Corner?

February 10, 2012

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55+ Consumers Boosting Builder Confidence A new index by the National Association of Home Builders show there’s optimism in the market for single family homes targeting the 55+ consumer. The measure takes into account builder sentiment based on current sales, prospective traffic and anticipated sales for six months. Builder confidence in the segment increased four [...]

Housing Starts Drop, but Home Builders are Optimistic

January 20, 2012

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Housing Starts Drop in December Some chilling news for the housing market. In December, builders broke ground on fewer homes than what analysts had expected, dampening enthusiasm about a quick market turnaround. Housing starts fell 4.1 percent to a 657,000 annual rate, according to the Commerce Department.  Analysts polled by Bloomberg were expecting an annual [...]

Rentals, Home Sales, Foreign Investors and More Realty News

October 21, 2011

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Home Builders’ Sentiment Climbs There was a flicker of hope from the builders this week. The National Association of Home Builders’ index of builder sentiments climbed from 14 to 18 percent. That’s still mighty below 50 – the benchmark indicative of a positive outlook. But, any improvement is a good sign these days. Only once [...]