US Home Price Gains Slow To Over 6 Year Low Says Case-Shiller

House prices rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in January the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city index showed. Price gains were 3.6% higher compared to a year ago. However that is the slowest annual growth since 2012 with a monthly decline for the third-straight month.

KB Homes Earnings Riding Consumer Confidence and Housing Market Higher

KB Homes followed fellow homebuilder Lennar $LEN with soaring revenue in Q2 earnings from the steady U.S. housing recovery. $KBH is benefitting from higher selling prices and increased consumer confidence. The stock rose 4% after the release.

Homebuilder Lennar Revenue Surges, Tax Reform Earnings Switch

Homebuilder Lennar revenue rose 12% in Q4 earnings from the steady housing recovery.$LEN is benefitting from favorable interest rates and increased consumer confidence. Net earnings fell with key transactions moved to the upcoming quarter after Republican Tax Reform.

Lennar $LEN & CalAtlantic $CAA nearly $10B merger will create the country’s largest homebuilder

Lennar and CalAtlantic merger in nearly $10B deal will create the country’s largest homebuilder, with LTM revenues topping $17B and a market cap of roughly $18B. The new company will control 240K homesites, with 1.3K active communities in 49 markets across 21 states.