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Home Construction is Rebounding: Time to Invest? | PowerOptions Web Log
In light of the slight upswing of the national economy, the housing market has begun to follow suit. According to the Commerce Department, construction of new homes has risen 17.2 percent in the last month, higher than the rate economists predicted following April’s record low. This, combined with the steady increase of building permits issued, is a good indication that home construction is and will be experiencing resurgence in the near future. The construction of multi-family homes has seen the greatest increase in the last month at 61.7 percent with single-family homes rising 7.5 percent. Further positive news, is that the wholesale price remains in check, despite this increase in construction. As the market slowly improves, well-established major homebuilders have demonstrated the smallest quarterly losses throughout the economic downturn. Toll Brothers Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) is one such company. In addition to single-family homes, the company has been converting existing...