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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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Mixed Attitudes Reported from Builders Nationwide

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) revealed in its latest Housing Market Index (HMI) that after falling in February to the lowest level in nearly a year, builder confidence barely moved in March. The index nudged up one point this month, landing on a reading of 47—still a few points shy of the 50 benchmark that separates a market largely perceived as "bad" from one perceived as "good."

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Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill

The United States Senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, a bill aimed at protecting millions of homeowners from being hit by huge flood insurance premium hikes. The bill, H.R. 3370, passed with a 72-22 vote in the Senate, after previously being passed in the House of Representatives on March 4.

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Economy Functioning at 87% of Pre-Crisis Levels

A report released this week by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and First American’s Leading Markets Index showed that the economy and housing market are functioning at a level about 87 percent of their pre-crisis normal levels. The report measures metro markets based on housing permits, home prices, and employment.

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New Homes Grow Larger – But Who’s Buying Them?

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According to a report issued by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the average size of a new home is increasing, and the population of buyers may be the main reason for the average home's expanding size. Data culled from the Census Bureau and presented at NAHB's International Builder's Show in Las Vegas showed some interesting trends in new home production.

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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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