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  • 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?!

  • After-Christmas Sales? Not at Home Builders Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 12:06 PM ET
    KB Home Sales Center

    So I was clicking through all the sale spams in my inbox this morning -- from all the major retailers -- offering me 25 to 60 percent off on cashmere items, plasma TVs, sateen sheets and unwanted DVDs. Suddenly it occurred to me that one group of retailers was conspicuously absent: America’s big home builders.

  • 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.

  • Stop Trading!: Hovnavian's Dividend Cut? Embarrassing. Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 5:22 PM ET

    How a company can brag about its cash flows after slashing the preferred dividend is beyond Cramer.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • 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.

  • Stocks Close Higher On Subprime Plan Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 4:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed sharply higher on hopes that a government plan to stem home foreclosures would help ease the housing slump's drag on the economy and underpin profit growth.

  • Toll Brothers Reports First Ever Quarterly Loss Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 1:48 PM ET
    Toll Brothers

    Toll Brothers Thursday reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, as a charge for the reduced value of its land came in at the lower end of the company's forecast.

  • Making Too Much Money Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:27 PM ET

    Yes, it's possible. Cramer explains when too much profit spells trouble.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Housing Conference: The Real News Here Is Lennar Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 10:07 AM ET

    Forgive me if I'm all thumbs and short thoughts today as I'm blogging by B'berry from the big housing conference in Washington, DC. So far I've heard Countrywide's Angelo Mozilo argue with Robert Toll over what's to blame for the housing problem, poor liquidity or bad lending standards (you can guess who was on which side).

  • Pulte Reaffirms Fourth-Quarter Outlook Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 9:42 AM ET

    Shares of homebuilder stocks were trading higher on Tuesday after Pulte Homes reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook late Monday.

  • It's Official: Markets Are In Correction Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    A late-day selloff pushed the major stock averages down 10% from their highs, meaning the market is now officially in a correction.

  • Mortgage Crisis Hitting Home-The High Priced Ones Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 2:55 PM ET
    Toll Brothers

    An interesting tidbit in the quarterly guidance from Toll Brothers this week: Amid all the talk of rising cancellation rates and falling orders, “The average price per unit of gross contracts signed in the fourth quarter was $646,000, compared to $667,000 in 2007’s third quarter...however, the average price of the 417 fourth-quarter cancellations in FY 2007 was a much higher $788,000 per unit.”

  • Stocks fell for a second straight day, led by declines in the Nasdaq after tech bellwether Cisco Systems signaled the credit crisis was hurting demand from key customers, including banks.

  • How Much Worse Can Housing Slump Get? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 3:51 PM ET

    There was more bad news for the housing sector Tuesday. Both sales and prices of existing homes continued to fall, while inventories rose.

  • Did Ben Save Housing Market? Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 10:22 AM ET

    The cracks that are the basis for this rate cut started with poor lending practices in the housing market. Did Bernanke signal that he won’t standby and let the housing slump drag us into a recession? As a result, should housing stocks be back in the ‘buy’ column?

  • Stop Trading!: Bernanke's Blessing Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 3:21 PM ET

    A month ago the Fed had no idea, Cramer said. But Tuesday's surprise rate cut has redeemed the central bank.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Mad Mail: Why Diversify? Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 7:38 PM ET

    Isn't Caterpillar also a play on CEEMEA? Why is EMC a better stock than VMware? Cramer answers viewers' questions.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Big-Name Funds Get Burned by Housing Stocks Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 2:11 PM ET

    The slump in housing stocks to new four-year lows is hurting some well-known investors who recently added home builders and housing-related stocks such as KB Home and Pulte Homes  to their positions.

  • Foreclosure Bailouts? Don't Mail Out Checks Yet Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    We reported some pretty nasty numbers from the Mortgage Bankers Association yesterday: A 51% rise in new foreclosures nationwide to the highest rate in the history of the MBA survey. And it’s a big bad number like that that is going to add more fuel to the fire in Washington among all those folks who have been bandying about the idea of some kind of government...