All buyers want to live comfortably, whether they're feeling cramped in a current home or are looking for more space in their investment.
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.
FHFA, securitization, mortgages, scorecard, GSEs, plan, deadline
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
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’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.
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
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.