Economics



Features
September 01, 2002

If the adage 'the best time to ask for money is when you don’t need it' is true, then this is the perfect time for builders to fortify their credit lines.

Features
September 01, 2002

NAHB economists rank housing markets for hotness by comparing residential building permit data with population numbers.

Features
September 01, 2002

Barbara Allen, a housing analyst with Arnhold & Breichroeder Inc., is convinced housing price reversals will take the entire economy into a deeper recession as soon as 2003.

Features
August 01, 2002

It’s curious that builders who would argue with a subcontractor or supplier over a fractional cent per square foot for the cost of buying or installing drywall would leave large sums of cash in bank accounts that yield little or no interest.

Features
June 01, 2002

If you’re building out a subdivision and have a preferred mortgage lender to ease the purchase process for your buyers, are you taking advantage of all the programs the lender offers?

Features
May 01, 2002

Mortgage rates are expected to rise later this year. Builders catering to first-time buyers are expected to be the most affected. We asked three who build starter homes about the likely impact.

Features
April 01, 2002

With homeownership at a record level of about 68%, a burning question among economists and housing industry watchers is how high it ultimately will go.

Features
March 01, 2002

While today’s low interest rates have added to consumers’ ability to keep buying homes, it might be time to read the tea leaves.

Features
March 01, 2002

Census Bureau figures demonstrate just how massive the influx of immigrants has been in the United States.

Features
February 01, 2002

Construction loan debt is typically variable and tied to the prime rate, so the big drop in interest rates during the past year has benefited many builders and developers.

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