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A trade group for bond insurers said that Bank of America Corp., the biggest U.S. lender by assets, should repurchase as much as $20 billion in home loans that were based on wrong or missing information.
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.
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.
Beazer Homes USA Inc. announced Sept. 15 that this year's new home orders may not exceed the prior year's results.
The majority of builders say they would be building and selling more homes today if funding was more readily available, according to Professional Builder's latest reader survey.
The majority of builders recognize the marketing power of green homes, according to a survey of Professional Builder readers.
Stormwater management plans and low-flow fixtures are among the top water-conservation measures employed by home builders, according to a Professional Builder survey.
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.
We all talk about the increase in infill construction and a back-to-the-city lifestyle, but recent research suggests people in the 'burbs are happier
Builders in last year's Giant 400 hit profit benchmarks that may last.