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April New Home Sale Number Not Easy to Predict

Hanley Wood chief economist Jonathan Smoke discusses the forthcoming new residential sales data for April from the Commerce Department. Strong variation between markets and submarkets makes the numbers difficult to predict, although Smoke says 2014 will be the best year for new home sales since 2008. Read more

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Existing Home Market Keeps Getting Healthier Existing Home Market Keeps Getting Healthier

Analysis of the April existing-home sales data released today by the National Association of Realtors. Read more

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Where in the U.S. is New Home and Lot Demand Peaking? Where in the U.S. is New Home and Lot Demand Peaking?

Big Builder taps Metrostudy's Regional Directors to identify which areas in their U.S. market coverage are experiencing the highest levels of demand for new homes and new home building lots. Scored on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hot score), each market, score, and insight from that region's regional director can be seen by clicking on our interactive map, after the jump. Read more

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Chief Economists Highlight Q1 Housing Start Trends Chief Economists Highlight Q1 Housing Start Trends

Jonathan Smoke and Brad Hunter discuss today's data release for new residential construction from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Read more

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Remodeling and Replacement Activity Starts 2014 Weaker than Expected, but Forecast Remains Strong

Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke comments on the new Metrostudy release of the first-quarter 2014 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI).  Read more

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