US home builders feeling fairly upbeat

Posted by Bonnie Martin Designated Broker on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 10:37am.


nbcnews.com - U.S. home-builder confidence in the market for single family homes rose in May amid rising home prices despite increasing building materials costs, an index showed on Wednesday.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market index edged up three points to 44, from a downwardly revised 41 in April. Economists in a Reuters survey were expecting a reading of 43. Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

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