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  • 3 Likely Homebuilder M&A Candidates: Stock Picker Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    Single-family home prices dipped in July, and are seen stabilizing near the lows without the homebuyer tax credit that ended in April, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price indexes. What does this mean for the overall housing market? Josh Levin, homebuilding analyst at Citi, shared his outlook.

  • Time for Homebuilder M&A? Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Economic conditions are very tough for homebuilders. Is a wave of mergers coming to this sector?

  • After 4 Years Has Housing Bottomed? Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 5:32 PM ET

    For the first time in 4 years, a widely followed analyst upgraded a handful of homebuilders. Why now?

  • With chatter suggesting that BlackBerry has avoided a ban in Saudi Arabia and potentially other Mideast nations, is the stock oversold?

  • Housing Data Taking Toll on Housing Stocks Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 9:11 AM ET
    Reduced Price

    Following a poor existing home sales number on Tuesday, yesterday’s new home sales data was even more disappointing. Here is a look at the drop in the major homebuilding stocks since the tax credit’s expiration on April 30.

  • Selloff Hammers Stocks; Goldman Skids 10% Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    Stocks shed 1.4 percent Friday, . Goldman Sachs tumbled on reports of a federal probe, prompting investors to unload bank shares. The Dow was down more than 130 points, or 1.2 percent, with 10 minutes to go on the clock.

  • Stock Selloff Continues; Banks Hit by Goldman Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 3:36 PM ET

    Stocks continued to fall in the final hour as Goldman Sachs tumbled on reports of a federal probe, prompting investors to unload bank shares.

  • Stocks Remain Weak; Banks, Tech Drag Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks were lower in midday trading amid disappointing economic news, with financials and technology leading the way.

  • My Buy/Sell Ratings on 10 Homebuilder Stocks: Analyst Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    The latest data from S&P/Case Shiller’s monthly report showed that home prices are still improving. But David Goldberg, building and building products analyst at UBS, said the group is still overvalued by 10 to 15 percent. What does this mean for the homebuilder stocks going forward?

  • Housing Double Dip? Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    The XHB closed lower Friday after a major homebuilder sparked fresh worries about the housing market. Is the dip an opportunity or a warning?

  • 'Beleaguered Big Builders' Sitting On Piles of Cash Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 12:16 PM ET
    Home Construction

    We may like to refer to them as the "beleaguered big builders," but in fact many of the top names in home building are sitting on piles and piles of cash. 

  • US Homebuilders Surge on Sentiment Survey, Upgrade Monday, 18 May 2009 | 2:44 PM ET
    Home Construction

    The National Association of Home Builders says its housing market index increased for the second month in a row in May, reflecting growing optimism on the part of many builders

  • The Case for Housing Stocks Friday, 1 May 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    It’s time to get into home builder stocks, said Jim Wilson, managing director at JMP Securities. Mike Crofton, CEO of Philadelphia Trust Company, disagreed — but had some housing-related picks of his own.

  • US Homebuilders' Confidence Keeps Declining Thursday, 22 Jan 2009 | 9:00 AM ET
    Home Construction

    Hope for a modest recovery in the housing sector spurred by a recent decline in mortgage rates, seems to be a far fetched pipe dream.

  • It's Getting Worse Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 11:18 PM ET

    The housing gloom deepened this week as prices plunged the most in 20 years. Is there a real estate trade?

  • Look Sharp: Home Sales Flat -- But Not Bottoming Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 2:28 PM ET

    It’s the last day of 2007, which means everyone and their broker are busy with predictions for 2008, but I’d caution you in using today’s numbers from the National Association of Realtors as any basis for prediction.

  • New Home Sales Plummet -- But Prices Up?! Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    I've never claimed to be an economist (just play one on TV), but I have held a few yard sales in my time, so this I know: If something isn't selling, lower the price. So how can new home sales be reportedly dropping 9 percent while the price of a new home rose month-to-month from $229,500 to $239,100?!

  • Out Of The Office Today Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    I'm out of the office today, but I'll be back -- and blogging -- on Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

  • HUD's Reply to My 'Fuzzy Math' Query Friday, 21 Dec 2007 | 1:59 PM ET

    The folks at HUD felt that my blog of yesterday left out some key points, namely, their side of the story, so I am happy to post a reply directly from them.

  • Outlook '08: Real Estate Offers Bargains And Damaged Goods Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | 11:39 AM ET

    Betting on real estate these days is not for the faint of heart.  Between the housing correction, economic uncertainty, the credit crisis and predicted softening in the commercial property markets, determining where to invest for future returns requires an extra dose of due diligence and, let's face it, good old-fashioned courage.