Tag Archives: recovery

Lending Stalling the Housing Recovery?

Tight mortgage lending standards are still plaguing the housing recovery, says Stuart Miller, CEO of homebuilder Lennar. Housing starts are averaging about a million per year right...

NAHB: Housing Recovery Threatened by Flat Wages

While job growth is picking up across the country, wages remain flat, which is holding back a more robust recovery, the National Association of Home Builders wrote in a recent blog...

Smaller Housing Markets Leading Recovery

As more housing markets return to normal, smaller markets are leading the pack, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index. The latest...

Realtor.com®: Recovery Returning to Normal

As the peak home-buying season comes to an end, rising inventories and slower, steadier home-price increases in many markets are showing a healthier housing recovery, according to...

Recovery in New-Home Market Accelerates

The recovery of the new-home market picked up speed in August, with builders beginning construction on more single-family homes and building permits soaring to a five-year high, the...

Builders Gain Optimism in the Recovery

Builder confidence in newly built, single-family homes is on the rise again. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index posted its fourth consecutive...

Builders Say Headwinds Remain for Recovery

Single-family and multi-family housing starts are predicted to post double-digit gains this year over last year, according to the National Association of Home Builders. NAHB says that...

What’s Really Behind the Housing Recovery?

The housing market has shown several consecutive months of improvement in home prices and buyer demand. The housing market—once a downer for the U.S. economy—is now its one bright...

Top Real Estate Execs Weigh in on Housing Recovery

Real estate brokerage executives are getting more confident about the housing recovery. In fact, more than 80 percent say they are “more confident” about the housing market now...

Phoenix as a Model for Recovery?

Phoenix was one of the hardest-hit housing markets in the downturn. But lately, the metro area is outperforming many other markets, showing sharp increases in home prices and drops in...