Housing

DHI, Other Homebuilder Stocks Look Feeble

Home builder stocks have gotten hit hard since May when bond yields began to rise sharply. Their stocks still look weak for the time being More 

3 Reasons Not to Freak About Plunging Mortgage Applications

Rising mortgage rates have many worried about the toll it could take on the housing recovery, but are the fears warranted? Three reasons to say no. More 

New Home Sales Rebound in August, After July Slump

The Commerce Department said that sales of new homes jumped 7.9% in August, recovering somewhat from a sharp decline in July. More 

Home Prices See Biggest Gain in 7 Years

In July, home prices in 20 large cities jumped 12.4% over the prior year, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index. More 

Spruce Up Your Trading With Calls on Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

PIR nearly toppled in the recession, but it built itself up again as the housing market improved. Call options are a good bet going into earnings. More 

This Quarter Won’t Be the Comeback Economists Are Expecting

It's time to review the latest economic data releases last week and identify which pockets of the economy are heating up and which are slowing down More 

Are Rising Rates Already Hurting Housing?

The median price per square foot posted its first decrease of the year in August, possibly thanks to rising interest rates. More