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Are New Starter Homes History? Are New Starter Homes History?

Since World War II ended, builders lured buyers with new houses priced to vie with resale, but better built. But according to this deep dive by BUILDER editor Les Shaver, the starter home may now be on the brink of going extinct. More

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Toll takeaway: bellwether believer UPDATE

Toll Brothers reported Q4 earnings that eclipsed analysts expectations in operational and financial performance. The big question for this home building industry bellwether is around orders-level signal vs. noise. More

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Toll takeaway: bellwether believer UPDATE 12/11 a.m.

Toll Brothers reported Q4 earnings that eclipsed analysts expectations in operational and financial performance. The big question for this home building industry bellwether is around orders-level signal vs noise. More

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Builder Confidence Down as Buyer Traffic Slows

What’s lacking in quantity of customers, however, is somewhat offset by the quality of the prospects. More

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Builder Confidence at Five-Year High in June

The boost came from an improvement in current sales conditions. More

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Builder Sentiment Falters in April

Improved traffic rates seen earlier this year have yet to translate into sales. More

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Builder Confidence Hits Four-Year High

The significant monthly improvement came from the West, where the region’s index reading more than doubled. More

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Builder Confidence Up Again in January

While the Housing Market Index remains low by historical standards, the monthly improvement brought it to the highest level seen in more than four years. More

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New-Home Sales Reported Gains in October, Prices Fell

The data were not statistically significant, however, leaving it unclear as to whether or not sales numbers actually went up or down. More

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S&P Index Hits New Recession Low as Distressed Properties Hurt Confidence

According to economist David Goldberg, when distressed properties aren't included, home prices show gains. More

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