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The latest edition of the Pending Home Sales Index indicates that sales declined in December 2011 but were still significantly higher than the previous year, according to the National Association...
While final numbers have not been released, IHS Global Insight predicts that home improvement spending rose 3.3 percent overall in 2011, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Nationwide production of new single-family homes rose 4.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 470,000 units in December.
The home builder Lennar reported a 20 percent jump in new orders –– its highest level in more than four years.
The Wall Street Journal’s blog offered five issues in 2012 that will be deciding factors in the housing market.
Forbes highlighted the five regions that are most poised to flourish in 2012 and help boost the national economy.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday issued a white paper to Congress in attempt to fire up policy makers about the housing market’s problems.
Americans' economic confidence continued to improve in December with Gallup's Economic Confidence Index reaching -38 as consumers expressed more optimism than at any time since June.
The blog Calculated Risk compiled a few 2012 forecasts from major players in the housing industry.
According to the Census Bureau, private residential construction spending increased 2 percent during November.
Metrostudy researched all or part of all 84 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) around the country and found that starts will increase nationwide in 2012.
There is still a gap between distressed home sales and existing home sales, despite the significant downward revisions to existing home sales for the years 2007 through 2011
Prices down 3 percent from a year ago
Sales in November showed month-over-month and year-over-year gains, but errors in measurement caused Realtors to adjust sales numbers since 2007
Lennar expanded operations into the Pacific Northwest by acquiring about 650 finished sites in the Seattle and Portland markets from privately held Premier Communities.
U.S. House votes not to extend payroll tax cut for two months; want full year instead
Builders broke ground on a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000 homes last month, a 9.3 percent jump from October.
The BuildFax Remodeling Index shows its 24th straight month of year-over-year growth
Two-month extension would be funded by tacking extra fees onto Fannie and Freddie mortgages
RealtyTrac released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for 2011 today, which shows that November foreclosure filings were down 3 percent from October and down 14 percent from November 2010.