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Home Builders Check In

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose slightly according to a recent report. Learn what's driving the increase.

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Confidence in Housing Steady, but Shaking

Americans by and large are confident in the housing market. But a new survey by ValueInsured shows some fissures in the foundation. Slowly and quietly, more Americans are having their doubts about buying a home this year.

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Home Builders Proceed With Cautious Optimism

Confidence among home builders has held firm over the last few months, showing slow, but continued progression in the single-family sector. However, builders are still faced with concerns about labor and lot shortages.

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Homebuilder Sentiment Cools in February

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index fell two points in the association's February reading, coming in at 55 for the month, the group said Tuesday. NAHB Chairman Tom Woods said February's slight decline is "largely attributable to the unusually high snow levels across much of the nation."

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Americans’ Economic Optimism Spills Over into Housing

Sixty-seven percent of American adults responding to Fannie Mae's January National Housing Survey said now is a good time to buy a home, the company reported Monday, while 44 percent said now is a good time to sell. Both figures are up from December, when positive responses were at 64 percent and 40 percent, respectively.

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Consumer Sentiment Strengthens in January

The University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters Index of Consumer Sentiment came to 98.1 in its final January gauge, the group conducting the survey reported. While down slightly from a mid-month reading of 98.2, the index is still higher than it's been in the last 11 years.

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