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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Fondrie is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the Select Value Fund at Heartland Advisors in Milwaukee (www.heartlandfunds.com).   He joined Heartland in 1994 and subsequently served as Heartland’s Director of Equity Research for ten […]

Boniface A. (“Buzz”) Zaino is a portfolio manager advising several of the high-profile Royce Funds, to wit, the Royce Opportunity Fund and associated funds. By any measure a veteran of the industry, Buzz has more than 40 […]

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