Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
CoreLogic Home Price Index, HPI, February, monthly increase, distressed sales
The latest release of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) showed that, excluding distressed sales, month-over-month prices increased 0.7 percent in February from January.
Wells Fargo, NAHB, forecast, housing, consumer confidence, home prices, increase
Wells Fargo has upgraded its outlook on the housing market in its April forecast, thanks to modest upswings in consumer confidence and home prices nationwide.
Toll Brothers, high-end home builders, new home sales, home prices, increases
Toll Brothers CEO Douglas Yearley told CNBC this week the company was having its “best spring in five years,” just one sign the high-end housing market is starting to recover, according to Calculated Risk.
Case-Shiller, S&P, January, home price index, composite, return rates
The latest release of S&P’s Case-Shiller indices found that home prices rose in Miami, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C., in January, according to HousingWire. In addition, 10 markets were able to marginally improve their annual return rates from the previous month. On the whole, however, home prices did go down for the month.
Pending Home Sales Index, PHSI, NAR, realtors, February 2012, home buying
Pending home sales remained notably above the pattern in the first half of last year, but were down slightly from the previous month , according to the National Association of Realtors.
Category management for builders: bid less, save more
By adopting the principles of category management, builders can greatly
simplify the bidding process and achieve considerable savings.
New home sales, February 2012, Census Bureau, HUD, decrease
New home sales figures for February, released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), indicated 313,000 new homes were sold for the month.
FHFA, Home Price Index, HPI, fourth quarter 2011, decline
U.S. house prices fell modestly in the fourth quarter of 2011 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI).
existing home sales, NAR, February, regional, national, transactions
February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Integrity Composites, GAF, composite decking, acquistion
Integrity Composites LLC has acquired the DuraLife composite decking line from GAF Building Materials.