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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.
Signed contracts to buy existing homes fell 4.3 percent in December from the previous month, according to a monthly index from the National Association of Realtors.
As the Dow approaches 14000 and the S&P 500 is on a tear, stocks of the nation's home builders continue on what looks like an unstoppable trajectory skyward. But is it?
The December numbers beat expectations by a lot and sent the stocks of the public home builders higher and prompted housing analysts to exclaim bullish headlines, but here's what they failed to mention.
Despite big earnings gains from the big public builders, overall confidence among the nation's home builders took a pause in January.
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