Collapse of US Housing Market Not ‘On the Cards’

Collapse of US Housing Market Not ‘On the Cards’

$BAC, $STI, $SHW, $SWK There are no shortage of warning signs for the housing market, but Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) says investors should not fear the worst. “Do not believe the narratives of a housing collapse,” economist Michelle Meyer wrote in a note to clients Tuesday. Ms. Meyer said the challenges facing the sector “should […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand October’s pickup in sentiment across the 3 sub-indexes and all 4 regions indicates the market for newly-built homes Confidence among America’s homebuilders unexpectedly rose in October, registering the 1st gainer in 5 months amid falling lumber prices and solid demand, according to a report Tuesday from the National […]

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, the S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.1%, driven by financial shares, which rallied on another rise in interest rates. The blue-chip DJIA outperformed, adding 0.6%, the NAS Comp  lagged, closing lower by 0.1%, and the small-cap Russell […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Solid on Strong Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Solid on Strong Demand

US Home-builder Sentiment Solid on Strong Demand US home-builders confidence is steady in July, as solid job gains support demand while elevated material costs pressure developers, according to a report Tuesday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. Highlights of Home-builder Sentiment (July) Housing Market  Index unchanged from prior month at 68 (est. 68) Gauge of 6-month […]

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home-building declined in December on a slowdown in the construction of single-family housing units following 2 months of strong gainers. Housing starts decreased 8.2%to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.192-M units, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. November’s sales pace was revised up to […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow US homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday rose 4 points […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US homebuilders are a bit less optimistic about their sales prospects, as their overall outlook still remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That’s down 3 points from 71 in March, […]

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New-home construction in the US fell more than forecast in November after surging a month earlier to a 9-year high, indicating fitful progress in residential real estate. Residential starts slumped 18.7% to a 1.09-M annualized rate last month after rising […]

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Robert Shiller, Nobel prizewinner and Yale professor, says that today land is not the best place to grow a savings nest egg because technology changes the ways people use property. “Despite solid price increases over the last few years, land and homes have […]

Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes

Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes

Saudi Arabia Seeks Partners to Build 1.5-M Homes Saudi government offers property developers partnership deals to address a shortage of affordable housing Saudi housing minister Majed al-Hogail has unveiled a new construction program, which aims to build 1.5-M homes over the next 8 years. Under the scheme, the Saudi government will offer foreign and local […]

America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency

America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency

America’s Home Builders Beginning to Market Safety and Energy Efficiency When single family home builders talk about customer service, they focus on how to make the building process smoother, how to speak to customers so that they understand, and how to mitigate problems and delays. Last year in a presentation at the 2015 Avid Conference […]

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk Hundreds of houses have sprouted in Orange County’ California’s Canyon Country in recent decades, many of them directly in the path of historic wildfire corridors. And more houses may be coming, depending on a local court case to be decided in the coming weeks. Complicating things […]