Economics



Category management for builders: bid less, save more

Category management for builders: bid less, save more

Features
March 23, 2012

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, February 2012, Census Bureau, HUD, decrease

News
March 23, 2012

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

FHFA, Home Price Index, HPI, fourth quarter 2011, decline

News
March 22, 2012

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

existing home sales, NAR, February, regional, national, transactions

News
March 21, 2012

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, GAF, composite decking, acquistion

News
March 13, 2012

Integrity Composites LLC has acquired the DuraLife composite decking line from GAF Building Materials.

FHFA, securitization, mortgages, scorecard, GSEs, plan, deadline

FHFA, securitization, mortgages, scorecard, GSEs, plan, deadline

News
March 12, 2012

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a deadline of Dec. 31, 2012 for the implementation of a new securitization platform.

Arizona, where home prices have dropped 51 percent since 2006, is one of the fou

Arizona, where home prices have dropped 51 percent since 2006, is one of the fou

News
March 12, 2012

New data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that Arizona, California, Florida, and Nevada — the four states hit hardest by the housing market collapse — are now seeing the most jobs growth.

CoreLogic, Home Price Index, HPI, January 2012, appreciation, depreciation

CoreLogic, Home Price Index, HPI, January 2012, appreciation, depreciation

News
March 07, 2012

CoreLogic’s Home Price Index revealed home prices, including distressed sales, declined on a year-over-year basis by 3.1 percent in January 2012 and by 1 percent compared to January 2012, the sixth consecutive monthly decline.

Features
March 07, 2012

The Hernando County (Florida) Housing Authority will propose a new program to provide no-interest loans to homeowners who might otherwise land in foreclosure.

NAHB, study, net profit, 2010, 2008, growth, operating costs, assets

NAHB, study, net profit, 2010, 2008, growth, operating costs, assets

News
March 06, 2012

A new report from NAHB shows single-family builders pulled in $7.1 million in revenue in 2010 and were left with $39,000 in net profit, a rate of 0.5 percent.

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