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Blane Aidan Wendt
February 19, 2014
Darker U.S. homebuilder mood not just due to bad weather
(Reuters) - A plunge in U.S. homebuilder confidence reported on Tuesday reflects a range of problems facing the construction industry seven years after the housing crash, challenges that go deeper than the severe winter weather blamed for much of the gloom.
February 19, 2014 - 7:45am
November 18, 2013
Association says U.S. home builder sentiment stabilizes in November
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder confidence stabilized in November after falling for two straight months, though steady home demand was...
November 18, 2013 - 12:41pm
November 12, 2013
Largest U.S. homebuilder sees orders fall 2 percent as housing demand slows
(Reuters) - D.R. Horton Inc, the largest U.S. homebuilder, reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly orders due to rising mortgage rates and policy uncertainty in Washington. Mortgage rates began rising in May and touched a two-year high in July after the Federal Reserve started talking...
November 12, 2013 - 6:52am
September 17, 2013
U.S. home builder sentiment steady in September
NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder sentiment was unchanged in September after four straight months of gains, the National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday.
September 17, 2013 - 12:32pm
July 22, 2013
U.S. home sales dipped 1.2 percent in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. sales of previously occupied homes dipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million in June but remain near a 3 1/2-year high.
July 22, 2013 - 9:29am
July 17, 2013
U.S. builders start work on fewer homes in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in June, mostly because apartment construction fell sharply. But applications for permits to build single-family houses rose to the highest level in five years, suggesting the housing recovery will continue.
July 17, 2013 - 8:18am
June 27, 2013
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes at 6-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign...
June 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
June 25, 2013
U.S. new home sales hit fastest pace in 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.
June 25, 2013 - 2:59pm
June 18, 2013
U.S. home construction rises 6.8 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders began construction on more single-family homes and apartments in May, encouraged by more buyers and a scarcity of houses for sale.
June 18, 2013 - 8:09am
June 17, 2013
U.S. homebuilder confidence soars to 7-year high
For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
June 17, 2013 - 10:30am
May 30, 2013
Signed contracts to buy U.S. homes at 3-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase...
May 30, 2013 - 12:37pm
May 28, 2013
U.S. home prices rise 10.9 percent, most since 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover.
May 28, 2013 - 8:25am
May 16, 2013
U.S. housing starts fell in April but permits surged
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in April, one month after topping the 1 million mark for the first time since 2008....
May 16, 2013 - 9:04am
May 15, 2013
U.S. homebuilder confidence rises in May from April
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders rebounded this month, reflecting improved sales trends during the spring home-selling season and the strongest...
May 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 30, 2013
U.S. home prices up 9.3 percent, most in nearly 7 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years. The gains were driven by a growing number of buyers who bid on a limited supply of homes. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON...
April 30, 2013 - 8:43am