Roberta Maynard

Roberta Maynard's Posts

The Bull Case

With her core group of builders trading at 6.4 times 2003 estimated earnings, Ivy Zelman, of Credit Suisse First Boston, caught more than a few people off guard when she downgraded several builder stocks. Summing up, she says, "Although we do not expect the housing market to collapse, the so-called bubble to burst, or expect to cut our 2003 earnings estimates, we no longer feel comfortable telling investors to put new capital in the group." Read more

Posted on:
The Year of the Tiger The Year of the Tiger

According to Chinese tradition, 2003 will be the year of the sheep. In the home building business, it will more closely resemble the year of the tiger. Read more

Posted on:
Hispanic Heartland

Among the 100 largest MSAs, Hispanic growth continues in the 16 established metro areas that have long attracted Latinos, including, New York, Chicago, and Houston. Topping the list of new gateways are Atlanta, North Carolina metros, and Washington, D.C. Read more

Posted on:
Web Trends

For builders who wonder whether their Web sites are keeping pace with consumer preferences, here's a chance to find out. The Boston-based Web Marketing Association (WMA) just completed its sixth annual Web site competition. Read more

Posted on:
Payback Problem

The increase in delinquencies of both conventional and FHA mortgages in the second half of 2002 has some industry-watchers concerned. In 2001, the FHA loans in that category accounted for 58 percent of total FHA loans compared with 43 percent in 1990. Read more

Posted on:
BUILDER Local Housing Data
Watch BUILDER videos
Close X