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Data Shows April Was Prosperous For Housing

In the NAHB's Eye on Housing blog, Crowe cited a number of positive housing statistics that indicate that April was a prosperous month for the industry in spite of the U.S. economy contracting at an annualized rate of minus 7 percent in Q1. The lack of economic growth in Q1 did nothing to damper economists' predictions about housing recovery for 2015, however, largely because of strong April numbers.

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Spring Gains Mean Good News For Housing Moving Forward

Despite the gains for the housing market this spring, the Census Bureau reported that homeownership nationwide had fallen to 63.7 percent in Q1, its lowest level since the 1990s, with ongoing declines happening primarily among households under age 45.

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Housing Market Continues Gradual Move Toward Recovery

Housing and economic activity has returned to or exceeded normal levels in 68 of about 360 metropolitan areas in the country (about 19 percent) as of the end of Q1 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) released Wednesday. The 68 markets represent a year-over-year increase of seven markets, according to NAHB.

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Index Reports Modest Gains for Housing Markets in Q4

The latest National Association of Homebuilders/First American Leading Markets Index (NAHB/LMI) released Thursday found that markets in 63 out of 351 metropolitan areas nationwide (about 18 percent) matched or exceeded their normal levels of economic and housing activity in Q4 2014, according to an announcement from NAHB.

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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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NAHB Index: More Metros Return to Normal Housing Activity

The First American Leading Markets Index (LMI) , a report released Thursday by the National Association of Home Builders showed that 56 of approximately 350 metro markets nationwide have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, as recorded before the recession. This is nine more metros than a year ago, suggesting that even though the lion's share of metros in the U.S. are still underperforming, more are coming back to stable ground.

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