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Standard Pacific Records $767M Year-End Loss

Builder Magazine News - Mon, 02/04/2008 - 23:00
Standard Pacific Homes, one of the industry's more financially fragile major builders, ended 2007 on a mixed note.
Categories: Industry News

Lenders Tighten Standards for Real Estate Loans

Builder Magazine News - Mon, 02/04/2008 - 23:00
WASHINGTON -- U.S. banks are toughening standards for home mortgages and commercial real estate development loans, seeing more sluggish demand and predicting further delinquencies, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Monday that added to concerns about the faltering economy.
Categories: Industry News

The New American Home 2008

Builder Online Design and Architecture - Thu, 01/31/2008 - 23:00
With authentic detailing and conveniences to suit the modern boomer, this stately Gulf Coast plantation home brings a fresh look to Orlando's luxury market.
Categories: Design & Architecture

Back To The Future

Builder Online Design and Architecture - Thu, 01/31/2008 - 23:00
Passive thermodynamics have heated and cooled homes for thousands of years.
Categories: Design & Architecture

Good Neighbors

Builder Online Design and Architecture - Mon, 12/31/2007 - 23:00
It's concerns like these that often provide the rationale for teardowns, be they about structural decay, rampant mold, energy inefficiency, or the prohibitive cost of bringing an old house up to code.
Categories: Design & Architecture

Housing Downturn Nearing Bottom?

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Fri, 12/21/2007 - 23:00
Placing the blame for the housing recession squarely at the feet of the mortgage market meltdown, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and chief economist David Seiders warned of another bleak year for housing in 2008, during the NAHB's year-end Housing Forecast call on Thursday.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Land Prices Hit Five-Year Low in Southern California

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Wed, 12/19/2007 - 23:00
Prices for finished lots in the Antelope Valley and Inland Empire areas of southern California are now significantly below what developers and owners were asking two years ago, and in some markets prices have fallen to levels not seen since 2002, according to a report released this week.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Hovnanian Reports $638 Million Loss for 2007

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Tue, 12/18/2007 - 23:00
The past 24 hours haven't been kind to Hovnanian Enterprises.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Foreclosure Activity Down 10 Percent in November

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Tue, 12/18/2007 - 23:00
In what has been a tumultuous year for foreclosures nationwide, there finally is some good news-even if it ends up being short-lived.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Housing Starts, Permits Slide

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Mon, 12/17/2007 - 23:00
Housing starts dropped in November, and permits for future construction slid to a 14-year low, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Fed Proposes Tougher Lending Rules

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Mon, 12/17/2007 - 23:00
Government continues to react to the turmoil in the mortgage market.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Builder Sentiment Holds Steady

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Mon, 12/17/2007 - 23:00
Noting that mortgage issues and excess inventory continue to impact home builders, the NAHB today announced that its Housing Market Index held steady in December, at a record-low of 19.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Gov. Schwarzenegger Set to Declare Fiscal Emergency

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Mon, 12/17/2007 - 23:00
With California facing a budget deficit of up to $14 billion, a shortfall caused largely by the subprime mortgage meltdown and subsequent housing slump, home builders in the state want to help the legislature get the housing industry moving again.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

NAHB and AARP Honor Builders for Universal Design

Builder Online Design and Architecture - Wed, 12/12/2007 - 23:00
Two builders, two developers, and a remodeler received the first Livable Communities Awards, presented by the National Association of Home Builders and AARP.
Categories: Design & Architecture

NAHB: Fannie Mae Piling On Fees

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Wed, 12/12/2007 - 23:00
The NAHB's top executive blasted mortgage lender Fannie Mae for the government-sponsored group's plan to impose a 25-basis-point surcharge on all new mortgages that it backs or purchases after March 1, 2008.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

Mortgage Hotline Rings Off the Hook

Builder Magazine Economic Outlook - Tue, 12/11/2007 - 23:00
Last week, the Bush administration unveiled initiatives designed to battle the worsening mortgage crisis, including a voluntary interest rate freeze for subprime mortgages.
Categories: Industry News, Statistics

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