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U.S. Homebuilders And Building Materials Companies Hold Up Well Amid A Slow Housing Recovery

Stronger Prices Lift U.S. Homebuilders, But Better Job And Income Growth Is Needed For Long-Term Recovery

A limited supply of new and existing homes for sale in many U.S. markets and a shift in product mix to higher-price move-up and luxury homes have caused a jump in homebuilders’ average selling prices (ASP) so far in 2013. In addition, the decline in housing prices from peak levels and the historically low mortgage […]

Operating Performance For U.S. Homebuilders Is On The Mend, But Risks Remain

Operating conditions for U.S. homebuilders have improved over the past six months, and the sector’s overall credit quality has steadied as a result. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services maintains a cautiously stable outlook for the builders it rates, but we acknowledge that trends could turn negative in the second half of 2012 if our baseline […]

North American REITs And Homebuilders: What’s In Store For 2012?

The macroeconomic recovery should continue to benefit North American real estate investment trusts (REITs) and begin to aid battered homebuilders this year. But with uncertain stability in job growth and consumer confidence, how will these sectors shape up? In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Directors Beth Campbell and I explain expectations for REITS […]

Is the CDS market signaling a decline in home builder stock prices?

As the cost of buying default protection rises, typically, a reversal of fortunes can be seen in the equity market.  Recent dislocations can be seen in the home builder sector as there has been an increase in the cost of buying default protection without a corresponding decline in equity prices across the sector.    On 2/7/11, Homebuilders CDS […]

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