housing market

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Ends Year Positively

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes showed continued improvement in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The index increased 10 points to a level of 28, the fifth consecutive quarter of year over year improvements.
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Builder Confidence Holds Steady in January

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in January, remaining at a level of 47 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released today.
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80 Metros Listed As Improving Housing Markets in June

The list of U.S. housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement now includes 80 metropolitan areas, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for June, released today.
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Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index for the fourth quarter of 2011. Released today, the RMI increased to 46.6 in the fourth quarter from 41.7 in the third quarter.
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Builder Confidence Rises for Third Consecutive Month

Builder confidence improves for three consecutive months for the first time since mid-2009, signifying a slowly emerging upward trend, said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. Large inventories of foreclosed properties continue to be a problem but builders report more inquiries and interest among potential buyers.
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