"Home building" Category

Experts Offer ‘Mixed Signals’ on U.S. Housing Market

Posted On January 28, 2015 | by AllenCaron

The outlook for the spring housing market is anyone’s guess, based on recent conflicting reports on housing starts, housing sales and testimony from market experts. “Mixed signals” was how CNBC real estate reporter Diana Olick characterized the […]

      The housing starts headlines were positive, but there were more troubling messages between the lines, for investors in small cap home builders. For instance, “Home-Building Rebounds from Steep Summer Drop” was the headline in […]

According to a recent story by NBC News,  home sales are off to a ‘sluggish’ start this year, and predicted to be even slower with the months to come. One of the reasons for this are young […]

Photo courtesy johnsonteamrealestate.com Home sales seem to be slipping after a spring rebound and experts point to two reasons: rising prices and interest rates. June sales, while near a three-and-a-half-year high, fell 1.2 percent in June from […]

Housing Prices Are Way Up, But Experts Disagree on Why

Posted On May 29, 2013 | by AllenCaron

What is driving the recent rapid rise in housing prices? And is this a sign of a sustained economic recovery? Those were among the questions during a segment covering U.S. housing on CNBC May 28 (http://www.cnbc.com/id/100769361). Home […]

The stock market finally “took a breather” on Monday of this week, as the Wall Street Journal characterized it. The resilient bull market of 2013 has seen only four sessions in May that had a decline in the […]

Home construction was an important topic this week, with the release of data showing construction on new U.S. homes in February showed “gains for single family residences and apartments as longer-term trends signaled a housing market that […]


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