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Homebuilder Confidence Misses For 4th Month In A Row

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NAHB confidence missed expectations once again - the 7th miss in the last 8 months - as the 'hope' priced into this index is eroded and collapses back to the reality of actual sales. The index was up very modestly but all thanks to yet more "hope" as Future (expected) single-family sales expectations rose to 57 (the highest since Jan). The Northeast saw prospective buyer traffic rise while all other regions fell with the West collapsing.

 

 

NAHB catches down to reality as yet another false dawn breaks...

 

Charts: Bloomberg

 

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Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:14 | 4660664 MFL8240
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The recovery that never was.  A speculative bubble created by printed money and goverment lies!

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:17 | 4660677 prains
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....I'm a homebuilder and I support this message

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:36 | 4660800 new game
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i used to sell new homes and left the building...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:07 | 4662009 TrollHurter
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Yeah, tell me about it. We have our house for sale. I tell my wife that the market is dead and it is not coming back, but she keeps coming up with various and assorted reasons to sell, sell, sell, So I let her list the damn thing knowing it won't sell. So far 500 prospects have looked at the listing without one bite. She just can't understand why. By the way we own the house for exept for the rent we pay to the state.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:16 | 4660676 q99x2
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Got more Mexicans mowin lawns, tree trimming and pounding For Sale signs into the ground than you can shake a stick at round here.

Did you see the blood moon last night? Looked like it was a marble planet hanging in the sky above Los Angeles.

For the times they are a changing.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:19 | 4660692 replaceme
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We missed the moon, had clouds and snow - snow, for fuck's sake.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:28 | 4660748 Never One Roach
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Flood of extremely cheap labor is one of the bonuses of zero border control.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21 | 4661115 Stuck on Zero
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It's only cheap for the employers.  For everyone else the medical costs, education, crime, and crowding the costs are dire.

 

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:17 | 4660679 Son of Captain Nemo
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Unrelated but too funny and serious at the same time for words!

This one deserves a frame around it.

http://youngcons.com/this-actually-happened-irs-sent-a-five-year-old-boy-a-letter-about-his-taxes-his-response-is-hilarious/

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:44 | 4660849 John Law Lives
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At the same time, surging rent prices are leaving people in a lurch:

From the MSM (but still informative):

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/many-cities-rent-grows-reach-184511143.html

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:47 | 4660866 starman
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Rip USA.

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