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Builder Confidence on Firm Foundations

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The latest installment of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes mostly staying strong. However, there are concerns on the horizon that could continue to ...

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The Week Ahead: Home Builders Weigh in

On Thursday at 10 a.m. EST, the National Association of Home Builders will release their latest monthly installment of the Housing Market Index (HMI). The monthly HMI index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for ...

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Builder Confidence Jumps in June

The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Housing Market Index (HMI), released Monday in collaboration with Wells Fargo, registered 49 this month, up from 45 in May. A value below 50 indicates more builders view market conditions as "poor" rather than "good." Despite falling one point short of the benchmark, the moderate uptick in sentiment "is a welcome sign and shows some renewed confidence in the industry," said NAHB chairman Kevin Kelly.

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Builders Remain in a Holding Pattern, Expect Improvement

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported a one-point increase in its monthly Housing Market Index (HMI), a measure of builders’ confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes. Registering 47 as of the latest release, the index has now spent three straight months below 50, the threshold between a market viewed largely as “good” and one viewed as “bad.”

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NAHB: 2014 to be a Strong Year for Housing

With the spring buying season in the housing market right around the corner and stronger employment numbers reported, confidence is gaining that economic recovery is right around the corner. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found 59 of the 350 metro markets examined have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity.

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Cold Weather Shakes Builder Confidence

Cold weather across the nation caused more than long commutes and cancelled school. How did the frigid temperatures affect homebuilder confidence? A new report from the National Association of Home Builders noted a few key metrics about new home construction this month.

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