Home builder confidence held firm this month, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ monthly Housing Market Index. September’s reading of 13 equaled a 17-month low.
Monthly Archive: September 2010
Home values “crept forward” in July. But not that it matters — the Case-Shiller Index is a better tool for economists than it is for homeowners. There’s 3 reasons why.
The August New Home Sales was weaker-than-expected, but both Wall Street investors and Main Street economists are shrugging it off. The numbers were foreshadowed by weakening housing figures from earlier this summer.
In back-and-forth trading last week, conforming mortgage rates bottomed out Wednesday before rising through Friday’s afternoon close. This week should be even more volatile.
Sales of existing homes in recovered in August, perhaps the result of a post-tax credit normalization.
The number of single-family Housing Starts rebounded in August, climbing 4 percent from July’s 14-month low.