WASHINGTON, April 23- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to their lowest level in eight months in March, dealing a setback to the housing market recovery. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday sales dropped 14.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000 units, declining for a second consecutive month.» Read More
The S&P Case Shiller is reporting prices are up 6.9 percent annually for the top 20 housing markets, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Greg Ip, The Economist, and Terry Duffy, CME Group, offer insight.
David Ritchie, CEO at Bovis Homes, tells CNBC that they are debt free as a business and moving forward with strong growth prospects for 2013.
King Lip, Chief Investment Officer, Baker Avenue Asset Management tells CNBC that things have stabilized in the U.S., with earnings season kicking off to a better-than-expected start.
Megan McGrath, MKM Partners analyst, breaks down the home builder's first quarter earnings, and explains why she has a "neutral" rating on the stock and a $33 price target.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell for a second straight week as both refinancing and loan requests for new mortgages eased last week, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Homebuilder sentiment slips in February, with CNBC's Diana Olick.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about turning the corner and rebuilding the housing sector.
CNBC's Diana Olick reports home builder confidence dropped to 46 last month; 50 is the line between positive and negative.
David Goldberg, homebuilders and building products analyst at UBS, says after last year's U.S. homebuilders rally there is a lot of profit-taking, so investors who want to be long in housing now, have to go further up on the risk curve to less safer names.
The divide between new and existing home prices is wider than ever and as one analyst notes, "The only people who can buy are people who are very well off, so that's created a positive mix shift."
Is the ride over for home builder stocks? Ennis Taner, RiskReversal.com and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, weigh in.
Barclays downgraded several home builders, including Toll Brothers and KB Home. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details.
Home prices jumped in December, but home builders aren't feeling the same high. Stephen Kim, Barclays homebuilding analyst, offers insight.
U.S. home prices are suddenly soaring again and raising some serious red flags.
Yahoo Finance's Michael Santoli warns that these two sectors are overbought and could pull back. (3:06)
Doug Bauer, TRI Pointe Homes CEO, discusses his company's IPO on the NYSE.
Refinances dropped 10 percent this week, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Mortgage bankers said the rate on the 30-year fixed moved up from 3.62 percent to 3.67 percent.
Credit Suisse upgrades KB Home to outperform and downgraded Lennar to neutral, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.
Dolly Lenz, New York luxury real estate agent; Constance Hunter, International Solutions Network; and Michael Ozanian, Forbes Magazine, discuss the key to the housing recovery and whether it's too late to buy home builder stocks.
Discussing the housing market, and where business is improving, with Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group. "I think you'll see the homebuilders have a multi-year recovery, and a couple of million jobs will be created in the housing market," he says.
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