housing market index

Why Your Home Will Be Worth Less in 3 Years

Real estate bulls are relishing this week's fresh housing data: The Case-Shiller Index showed a 3.6% sequential uptick during the second quarter. Good news, to be sure, but home prices still fell during the first half of the year, and the trends in real estate don't look good for homeowners.

Homebuilder Confidence Index Goes Nowhere

Technically, the home builder sentiment index inched one point higher to 16 in November, the National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday, but the gain was offset by a revised one-point dip in October%u2019s sentiment reading, and the numbers remain well below those seen during a healthy housing market.

Homebuilder Confidence Rises for First Time in Months

Home builder confidence unexpectedly rose in October, the National Association of Home Builders said Monday. What's more, while the housing sector still faces many hurdles -- including the U.S. economy's health -- the group added that it has detected a slight increase in Americans considering a home purchase.

Homebuilder Confidence Falls to a 17-Month Low

The U.S. housing sector took another hit this month as homebuilder sentiment unexpectedly fell to 13 in August from 14 in July. The measure has been drifting lower since the federal homebuyers tax credit expired this spring.

Homebuilders Losing Faith as Tax Credit Ends

The U.S. real estate market recorded another setback in July: The National Association of Home Builders reported that its Housing Market Index fell to 14 from 16 in June, with builder confidence waning and sales dipping after the expiration of the federal home-buyers tax credit.

Home Builder Confidence Falls

A modest setback on the housing front, as home builder confidence unexpectedly fell in January, as concern about job growth and the large supply of foreclosed homes on the market weighed on builders' sentiment.