Residential Construction Rises
Home construction activity moved higher last month, with the construction of new apartment buildings leading the way.
Home Builder Confidence Dips, Though Still Good
Following several months of increased optimism, the nation's home builders turned less confident this month. Still, the group is mostly positive.
New Homes Costly, Hard to Find in SoCal
As home builders focus on more profitable upscale homes in Southern California -- median prices are rising, the gap between new and existing homes is widening and home shoppers are struggling to find new properties.
Home Price Gains Decelerate
U.S. home prices moved higher on a monthly basis, but the pace of growth continued to slow.
Pending Home Sales Remain Better than Average
Homes with contracts on them slipped last month when no changed had been expected by economists. But activity remains better than average.
Borrowers in TX, HI Have Best Equity Positions
A bigger share of borrowers in the Lone Star State are in a positive-equity position than in any other state. Borrowers in the Aloha State have the highest proportion of equity.
New Home Sales Soar
New home sales jumped to the highest level in six years but still stand well below pre-crisis levels.
Existing Home Sales Drop as Cash Sales Slow
A retreat by cash investors dragged down sales of previously owned homes last month. The decline followed several months of improvement.
Apartments Behind Sharp Drop in Construction
Home builders broke ground on fewer properties last month than had been anticipated by economists. Multifamily starts fueled the decline.
Home Builder Optimism at Highest in Nearly a Decade
Residential home builders are more optimistic than they have been in nearly a decade. Their six-month outlook is most promising.