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29May, 2015

Housing Headlines, Week of May 25, 2015

NAHB Housing Headlines
ECONOMY
Reuters
New U.S. single-family home sales rose more than expected in April and the median price surged, suggesting the housing market recovery was gaining traction.
Bloomberg
Home prices in 20 U.S. cities rose at a faster pace than projected in the year through March, reflecting a limited number of available properties on the market.
The Wall Street Journal
Prices of newly built homes are on the rise again, illustrating that home builders are grappling with the same supply-and-demand problems bedeviling the existing home market.
MarketWatch
The news on the economy continues to be bleak for West Virginia. According to the latest data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Mountain State has seen home prices drop by 3.9% in the past year. The FHFA uses data gathered from transactions backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which basically exclude all the highest- and lowest-priced deals.
CNBC
Home prices are pushing peak levels again, and this time they’re doing it without the help of easy credit.
The Wall Street Journal
The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released on Tuesday was the latest report to show a relentless rise in housing prices, causing some economists to ask: Is another bubble forming?
Bloomberg
Merion Homes bought two dozen rambler-style houses in Northern Virginia’s Pimmit Hills community for about $450,000 each, just to knock them down. Now it’s selling customized residences three times larger at prices topping $1 million.
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. construction lending continued to recover on a glacial pace in the first quarter, amid signs that home building has gained momentum this spring.
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The Hill
Congressional Republicans promised Wednesday to fight to overturn the Obama administration’s regulation asserting control over small waterways like streams and ponds.
Politico
The Obama administration announced new protections Wednesday for thousands of waterways and wetlands, pushing ahead despite a fierce counterattack from powerhouse industries like agriculture, oil and home-building — and their supporters in Congress.
The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration issued a rule on Wednesday putting more small bodies of water and wetlands under federal protection to ensure clean drinking supplies, a move that has riled some lawmakers and business and farming groups. (Subscription may be required.) 
HOUSING FINANCE
Bloomberg
Back in 2004, Alan Greenspan suggested Americans might benefit from taking out more floating-rate home loans.
HousingWire
The role of the government sponsored enterprises, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, in combination with government-owned corporation Ginnie Mae, has been fairly straightforward for decades: ensure that capital flows freely to American mortgage lending markets so that the American dream remains achievable for all.

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29May, 2015

Meet Our Celebrity Guests: Chris and Peyton Lambton – SEBC 2015

#SEBC2015 • July 16-18, 2015 • Orlando, FLChris Lambton transforms backyards, one house at a time, with the help of his wife Peyton in their HGTV series Going Yard. The show highlights Chris’ landscaping skills and gardening know-how as he and Peyton create outdoor living spaces including patios, arbors, and water features for deserving homeowners. Chris also hosts DIY’s Yard Crashers, HGTV’s Smart Home Giveaway, GAC’s RV 2014, and Best Ever Tree Houses.

 

Don’t miss this chance to meet and hear from Chris and Peyton! If you haven’t already registered, click now to attend.

 

 

Believe it or not, Orlando is selling out! Hotels surrounding the Orange County Convention Center are booked. While you’re registering for SEBC, hurry to make your hotel reservations. The Rosen Center room block ends June 15. Don’t wait! Click here to book your room today.

 

COME SEE OUR HURRICANE VENDORSAre you ready for Hurricane Season? For over 15 years,the SEBC has partnered with the Department ofBusiness and Professional Regulations (DBPR) and Building a Safer Florida (BASF) to bring you the

latest in Hurricane Mitigation products,

technologies and services.

 

       
ENERGY FORUM EDUCATION SESSIONClick here to register for the 2015 SEBC Energy Forum, July 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

By the end of the Energy Forum, you will have mastered these major topics:

  • Blower door, ventilation, and other energy efficient code requirements
  • Techniques for selling energy code provisions
  • Media marketing for energy remodeling

The 2015 Energy Forum is presented by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) and our partners:

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), GBC (Green Building Coalition), Florida Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) andBuilding Performance Institute (BPI).

 

Thank you to our sponsors: Icyene, FL Pace, andSkyeTec.

 

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