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New-Home Builder Trends Slow to Change in 2011

Research Question: Will the improving Housing Market Index, reduced housing inventory, low mortgage rates and improved lending environment be catalysts for increased new-home starts? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: DHI, KBH, LEN, MTH, NVR, PHM, RYL, SPF, TOL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Few changes have taken place in new-home building since […]

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Commercial Construction Flat, Funded by Nontraditional Lenders

Research Questions: Are new commercial construction projects being financed? Is the practice of “extending and pretending” still being widely used? Are commercial foreclosures increasing? By: David Franklin Companies: BAC, FNFG, JPM, MTB, SSFN, USB, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Commercial construction has not increased since we last checked on the industry […]

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New-Home Sales Growth Limited to Certain Regions

Research Question: Do positive March figures for new-home building signify the beginning of an industry turnaround? Which national builder will be first to capitalize? By: David Franklin Companies: DHI, KBH, LEN, MTH, NVR, SPF, TOL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for new homes has improved slightly in several U.S. pockets, including […]

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