Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.



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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.

Features
December 01, 2001

Money magazine is a pretty good gauge of the overall climate on Wall Street. So what, according to its December issue, is today’s best stock value? In an article titled “The Rock,” it is none other than the housing industry’s financial partner, Fannie ...

Features
December 01, 2001

The projected 10% decline in starts won’t deal the industry a fatal blow

Features
November 01, 2001

Fannie Mae economist David Berson concedes that the U.S. economy is in a recession but says it likely will be short and that the recovery, by the second half of 2002, should be strong.

Features
June 30, 2001

Fannie Mae’s chief economist explains why the current downturn might not be so hard on home builders.

Features
May 16, 2001

On a dusty pull-down menu of my Web browser, I recently came across a link I had not viewed in a while -- an online portfolio of home builder stocks I had set up months ago.

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