The third-quarter reports are in. (BUILDER Online) Standard Pacific Corp.;
Meritage Homes Corp.;
The Ryland Group;
M.D.C. Holdings;
D.R. Horton;
Pulte Homes;
Centex Corp.;
Beazer Homes USA

Wells Fargo Shuts Down Subprime Mortgage Unit (San Wells Fargo & Co., the second-largest U.S. mortgage lender, says it will close its subprime wholesale lending business citing turmoil in the market for riskier home loans.

New-Home Sales Dip Again in June (BUILDER Online) Commerce's estimates reaffirm that the housing downturn could linger for quite some time.

Hovnanian CEO Says Housing's Biggest Problem is Psychological (CNBC) Ara Hovnanian tells CNBC, "When it's bad everybody thinks it's going to be bad forever, and that's not the case. It is going to come around."

Video: Deconstructing Home Builders (CNBC) Some of the experts on the Street weigh in on the home builder market, with Paul Puryear, Raymond James director, real estate research; Anthony Chan, JP Morgan Private Client Services managing director/chief economist, and CNBC's Carl Quintanilla.

Investor Losses Seen in Housing Slump (AP/Yahoo News) The national housing slump could lead to billions of dollars in losses for Wall Street investors as it drags on for at least another year and mortgage defaults increase, economists say.

Countrywide Financial Profit Slips (BUILDER Online) Mortgage lender reports a 33 percent drop in second-quarter net income.

Seiders Says Market to Bottom Out Around New Year's (BUILDER Online) NAHB chief economist gives his mid-year housing outlook and projects the industry will hit the bottom of the recession soon.

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