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Traders pick homebuilder stocks amid rising housing prices

The "Fast Money" traders debated how to invest as home prices sit just 1 percent shy of their 2006 peak before the housing bubble burst.

June marked 50 consecutive months of annual national home price appreciation, with prices up 33 percent from that bottom in 2012, according to a new report from Black Knight Financial Services.

Trader Steve Grasso said that homebuilder stocks like KB Home and PulteGroup will benefit from more first-time home buyers.

Trader Tim Seymour said he likes PulteGroup and Masco in the homebuilders. The latter has surged nearly 35 percent in the past year.

Trader Guy Adami said Williams Sonoma could see a bounce as short interest in the stock approaches 20 percent.

— CNBC's Diana Olick contributed to this report.


Disclosures:

STEVE GRASSO

Steve Grasso is long BA, CC, DG, EVGN, KBH, MJNA, MU, OLN, PFE, PHM, T, TWTR, GDX. Grasso's kids own EFA, EFG, EWJ, IJR, SPY. No shorts. Stuart Frankel & Co Inc. and some of its Partners have a financial interest in LDP, WDR, AVP, CVX, FCX, ICE, KDUS, KO, MAT, MCD, MJNA, NE, NEM, OLN, OXY, RIG, STAG, TAXI, TEX, TITXF, URI, VALE, WDR, WYNN, ZNGA, CUBA, HSPO, ICE, AMZN, MJNA, TITXF, NXTD, SPY, QQQ, DIA, XLI, BGCP, VIRT, JCP, GE, AIR FP.

TIM SEYMOUR

Tim Seymour is long APC, AVP, BAC, BBRY, CLF, DAL, DO, DVYE, EDC, EWZ, F, FB, FCX, FXI, GM, GOOGL, GRMN, GE, INTC, LQD, M, MCD, MPEL, NKE, RACE, RAI, RH, RL, SINA, T, TWTR, UA, VALE, VZ, XOM. short: SPY, XRT. His firm is long ABX, BABA, BIDU, CBD, CLF, EWZ, F, HD, KO, MCD, MPEL, NKE, PEP, PF, SAVE, SBUX, SINA, VALE, VIAB, WMT, WEN, YHOO, short HYG, IWM

KAREN FINERMAN

Karen Finerman is long AAL, BAC, C, DAL, DRII, DRII calls, FB, FL, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, LYV, KORS, KORS, KORS puts, M, MA, SEDG, SPY puts, UAL, URI, WIFI long call spreads. Her firm is long ANTM, AAPL, BAC, C, C calls, DRII, DRII calls, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, JPM calls, KORS, LYV, M, MOH, PLCE, SPY puts, URI, WIFI. Her firm is short IWM, MDY. Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International.

GUY ADAMI

Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC. Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.