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  • Time to Buy KB Home

    By Aftab malik - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, LEN

    The housing market has shown a recovery in the past few months. The past few months were marked by lower housing supply, coupled with higher demand. Despite the volatile environment, KB Home (NYSE: KBH) posted strong results and has taken the full benefit of the housing market recovery. Let's take a review of its second quarter results and some factors that will help KB Home to improve its top more »

  • Build a Strong Portfolio With Home Building Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: HOV, KBH, SPF

    The US census Bureau estimates the number of privately-owned housing constructions to be around 1,036,000 this year, up from 780,600 last year. The primary driver for housing is employment, which has improved over the years. The U.S. unemployment rate has declined to 7.5%, as of April, from as high as 10% in 2009.

    The increase in housing demand has created a supply shortage due to more »

  • Capitalising on Surging New Home Sales

    By Piyush Arora - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM

    Thanks to the Fed’s liquidity injections in a low interest rate environment, the housing market has been nurtured back to health. Investors are willing to invest in real estate again, which is why new home sales recently reached their 5-year highs. Now that the kogs are finally in motion, analysts estimate that the overall demand for new homes in the U.S to increase by 8-10% in FY14. So more »

  • Buy These Homebuilders If QE3 Is Prolonged

    By abdul sattar - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, PHM

    The residential construction industry is highly cyclical industry. The progress of companies operating in this industry is heavily dependent upon the mortgage rates, the labour market and home prices. In this report, I am going to discuss the impact of mortgage rates and labour market on the construction of residential homes, which in turn impact homebuilders like KB Home (NYSE: KBH), DR Horton (NYSE: DHI) and Pulte Group (NYSE: PHMmore »)

  • This Home Builder Is a Good Buy

    By Tanya Kanodia - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, TMHC, TOL

    In the recent past, demand for housing has been suddenly gushing in, and home builders are rushing to capitalize on the opportunity. The supplies of existing homes continue to decline and new orders are coming in. After the recession in 2008, the housing industry is witnessing a boom again. I see a great deal of investment opportunities available in the market. And Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) is certainly one of more »

  • Why Investing in These 2 Homebuilders Is a Good Idea

    By Shweta Dubey - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM

    Thanks to recovery in the U.S. housing market, the housing industry will witness an upsurge in growth in the years to come.

    The nation's demand for homes will range between 1.2 million to 1.5 million a year, and home builders are gearing up to fulfill the demand. The companies discussed in this article are all from housing industry, and they are capitalizing on the market’s more »

  • Is There an Opportunity to Invest in Housing?

    By Shweta Dubey - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BZH, HOV, KBH

    The U.S. housing market is recovering from the housing crisis that began seven years ago. Due to strong demand, short supply, low mortgage rates, and an improving job market, demand for houses has increased. Housing prices rose 12.2% in May, year-over-year, which has created favorable conditions for the homebuilders. The improving U.S. homebuilding market will help housing companies enhance sales, average selling prices, and capability to maintain more »

  • 4 Reasons to Build Your Portfolio With This Stock

    By Chad Henage - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    It’s rare when you come across a situation where a company is perfectly positioned to benefit from a turnaround in an industry. For the last few years, there has been a steady improvement in the housing market. Though there have been doubters along the way, many home builders have been reporting strong growth for multiple quarters. Even today, there are doubts as mortgage rates have risen and pundits are more »

  • The Great Unanswered Question

    By Chad Henage - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    I hate it when I’m looking at an earnings report and I’m left with a big unanswered question. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what investors have been getting from PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM). Each time the company reports earnings, they report numbers like revenue growth, backlog growth, margins, and balance sheet strength. However, there is one number that is left out, and that is the all important cancellation rate. What more »

  • 5 Reasons To Send This Stock Home

    By Chad Henage - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    I’ve written for over a year about the improvement in the housing market. Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL) and Lennar (NYSE: LEN) have been two of my best performing calls on Motley Fool CAPS. These companies have huge potential and seem to be in an excellent position to post gains for investors for years to come. As the economy continues to recover, there is good reason to expect continued growth more »

  • This Won’t Take a Toll on Your Portfolio

    By Chad Henage - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, PHM, TOL

    If the housing recovery continues to gain strength, there might not be a better investment than Toll Brothers (NYSE: TOL). In a twisted way, Toll benefited greatly from the Great Recession, as other high-end homebuilders failed. With the economy improving, and homebuilders seeing strong growth, Toll has essentially emerged as the best premium homebuilder left. The company has been consistently outperforming its peers, and based on Toll’s last earnings more »

  • Is PulteGroup a Bargain Here?

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, PHM, TOL

    Attempting to figure out homebuilders and the future direction of their stock prices is no easy task. In this article, we’ll focus on industry trends and PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM). Many investors say it doesn’t matter what company you focus on because they all generally trade together. 

    Industry trends

    Mortgage rates are increasing at a rapid rate. The 30-year fixed was at 3.93% just one week ago, and more »

  • How to Play the Housing Market Recovery

    By Yaniv Hirsch - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, TOL

    Home-builder stocks soared in 2012 and early this year but have since leveled off their earlier peak. The housing market is sure going to meet a bumpy road before full recovery is achieved; therefore, I believe there is money to be made. But finding good housing stocks is like finding a needle in a haystack.

    A bumpy road to recovery

    In April, sales of new single-family houses hit a seasonally more »

  • The Housing Recovery Is Offering Lucrative Investment Opportunities

    By Alexander Cho - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, HD, KBH

    The housing market is definitely on the mend. Depending on how you want to slice the cattle, you can make a lot of money. I think though that not every investor is interested in or willing to take on an inordinate amount of risk. Because of this, I am going to lay out some key macroeconomic indicators, and get to the meat of the argument as to whether or not more »

  • With Rates on the Rise, Is It Time To Flip Housing Stocks?

    By Jason Hall - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, MTH, PHM, TOL

    Mortgage rates increased more than 1/2% this week to 4.46%, the largest weekly increase in more than a quarter-century and the highest rate in 2 years. This is on top of revised economic data showing that the US economy grew at a much slower rate during the first quarter than previously thought, and what appears to be a slowing of hiring, and a stagnation in unemployment claims that more »

  • Are we in a Solid Housing Recovery?

    By Gayron Wainwright - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: HOV, KBH, LEN, PHM

    Early this morning one of the US’s largest homebuilders, reported results for its second quarter ended May 31, 2013. This homebuilder beat the street’s estimates: revenues up $1.43b vs. est. $1.33b, earnings up $0.61 per share vs. est. $0.33 per share. New orders rose 27 percent, backlog rose 55 percent and before the bell this morning Lennar (NYSE: LEN) was up 1.4 percent more »

  • Did Bernanke Ruin the Housing Market?

    By Alexander Cho - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, KBH, LEN

    Some of you may be wondering if the recovery in housing will be negatively affected by interest rate increases and the end of quantitative easing. The short answer is no. However, the long answer is much more complicated. The end of quantitative easing will cause traders to psychologically sell-off certain sectors, but it won’t necessarily reflect the underlying fundamentals of those sectors.

    Economics of interest rates and GDP

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  • Rising Mortgage Rates Spell Trouble for Homebuilders

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: KBH, LEN, TOL | Editor's Choice

    Investors were just getting used to the idea of a rebound in the housing market; and now, a sustained rise in mortgage rates may lead to disappointment once again.
     
    At risk are the domestic homebuilders, a group of stocks that have advanced significantly over the past few years, but may now be vulnerable to a lapse in demand for housing.
     
    The most well known home builders are now trading at more »
  • Time To Consider The Homebuilders Yet?

    By Matthew Frankel - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: DHI, HD, KBH, LEN

    After the financial crisis hit, few sectors in the market got hit as hard as the homebuilders. While the housing market is indeed improving, homebuilders such as KB Home (NYSE: KBH) are just beginning to pick up the pieces and get their business back on track. Even after an 18% revenue increase in 2012, the company’s sales are still a whopping 86% below their pre-crisis peak in 2007. While more »

  • Kids Won't Stay At Home; They Will Buy a Home

    By Alexander Cho - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, F, KBH

    I found myself laughing at this Yahoo article that depicts those who are 16 to 34-years of age. The millennial generation (me being one of them) is a a group of kids who live in front of four inch screens, has to screen shot everything that goes on (Instagram,) and live at home with parents (this actually sucks.) Now, that doesn’t mean all millennials live at home with mom more »

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