Economics



Features
September 16, 2010

Distressed loan purchaser Kondaur Capital Corp. is cautioning about housing prices falling further still. Kondaur chief executive Jon Daurio and ratings agency Moody's expect prices to fall another 20 percent.

Features
September 16, 2010

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Sept. 14 lowered its ratings for home builder Pulte Group Inc., saying the company's earnings will likely remain weak into next year due to a slower-than-expected U.S. housing recovery.

Features
September 16, 2010

Beazer Homes USA Inc. announced Sept. 15 that this year's new home orders may not exceed the prior year's results.

Eventually, he thinks that AD&C financing will return to a more traditional model, with builders and bankers sitting down to do

Features
September 15, 2010

As banks shut off access to AD&C money, new vehicles begin to emerge. But alternative financing methods have their pros and cons.

Features
February 01, 2010

The majority of builders recognize the marketing power of green homes, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.

Features
May 01, 2009

For more than 40 years, Professional Builder has published the Annual List of Housing's Giants.  In recent years, the list has become more familiarly known as the Giant 400, because it lists the 400 largest home builders in the United States. This year 400 has become 350.

Features
October 01, 2006

In many ways, the current housing market slowdown is similar to what happened between 1990 and 1992, although that one had a national economic recession to deepen it. We've avoided that this time — so far.

News
August 01, 2006

Margot Crabtree reports on the declining housing market, fluctuating Product Manufacturers Index and the potential economic fallout -- inflation.

Features
June 01, 2006

The latest data the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD released shows the inventory of completed but unsold new houses on the market reached 128,000 in March — the highest level ever recorded since 1973.

Features
June 01, 2006

A mix of rising interest rates and house prices typically favor the rental housing market. Read how things could be different this time around.

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