Lennar’s Results Tell us 5 Things About the New-Home Market

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The fiscal fourth quarter results of Lennar Corp. contains good news for homebuyers, not so good for investors.

January 16, 2015
Lennar's headquarters in Fountainbleu, Florida

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The Wall Street Journal's Kris Hudson lists the 5 things we can learn about the new-home market from home building giant Lennar Corp.’s fiscal fourth quarter results.
 
There is a little steam being generated in the new-home sector, as both Lennar and KB Home posted increase in sales contracts for its fourth quarter. Other takeaways are that price gains are slowing, home builder gross margins are shrinking, incentives are on the rise, and sales aren’t taking a hit in Texas yet, amid concerns that the steep decline in oil prices will affect the strongest U.S. housing market.
 
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