Homebuilder Confidence ImprovesMortgage rates worsened last week in response to more indications that the U.S. economy and global economic trends are improving. Global economic data was stronger than expected; which generally boosts investor confidence and leads to higher mortgage rates in Virginia and across the country. Accordi...
11.02.13 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Housing StartsThe market for newly-built homes remains strong.

As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, July featured 502,000 single-family housing starts nationwide on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, marking the fourth straight month during which single-family starts posted north of one-half million.

T...

21.08.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

New Home Supply (2011-2012)The April New Home Sales report suggests that the market for newly-built homes is as strong as the market for existing ones. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 343,000 units sold -- its secon...

24.05.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

NAHB HMI Homebuilder Confidence is on the rise once again.

After a brief dip in April, the National Association of Homebuilders reports that the Housing Market Index rose 5 points in May to 29. The increase marks the sharpest climb in homebuilder confidence on a month-to-month basis in 10 years, and raises th...

16.05.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

NAHB Housing Market IndexFor the first time in 3 months, homebuilder confidence has slipped. 

As measured by the National Association of Homebuilders, the Housing Market Index dropped three notches in April to a reading of 25. The report measures homebuilder confidence in the newly-built, single-family housing market....

17.04.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)
HMI 2000-2012 Home builder confidence in the newly-built, single-family housing market remains high. In March, for the second consecutive month, the National Association of Homebuilders reports the Housing Market Index at 28 -- a doubling of the reading from just 6 months ago and, along with last month...
21.03.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)
Gas prices risingMortgage markets worsened last week as the Eurozone moved closer to a bailout agreement with Greece, and the U.S. economy displayed more signs of growth. In response, mortgage rates climbed last week. Rate shoppers should not be surprised that rates ticked north. Since mid-2011, weakness in Greece h...
21.02.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

NAHB HMI index 2010-2012

New construction buyers in Midlothian , look out. The nation's home builders are predicting a strong 2012 for new home sales. It may mean higher home prices as the spring buying season approaches.

For the sixth straight month, the National Association of Homebuilders reports that homebuilder confiden...

16.02.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Housing Starts 2010-2011

When it comes to housing data, sometimes you have to look past the headlines. December's Housing Starts data offers a terrific illustration of why.

Each month, the Census Bureau tallies Housing Starts for the month prior. A "housing start" is a home on which construction has started.

The Hou...

20.01.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Housing Market Index 2010-2011In another good sign for the housing market, today's home builders believe that the housing market has turned a corner.

For the third straight month, the Housing Market Index -- a home builder confidence survey from the National Association of Homebuilders -- reported strong monthly gains.

December's ...

20.12.11 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Housing Starts (2009-2011)Another day, another signal that the market for newly-built homes is improving.

Single-Family Housing Starts rose to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 430,000 units in October – a 4 percent increase from September and the highest reading in 3 months.

A "Housing Start" is a home on ...

18.11.11 04:45 PM - Comment(s)
Home builder confidence 2000-2011 Homebuilders are feeling worse about the market for new homes nationwide. With construction credit tight and competition from foreclosures increasing, the National Association of Homebuilder's Housing Market Index slipped 1 point in September, falling to levels just below the index's 12-month avera...
20.09.11 03:47 PM - Comment(s)

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