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  • Entry forms for the Fall Community Showcase are now available!

    Don’t miss out on the second annual Fall Community Showcase! This event typically held on October 10-11, 17-18 will show the benefits of living in a new-home community, highlighting features from swimming pools and neighborhood parks to clubhouses and golf courses. The Fall Community Showcase will allow builders and developers the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of the high-profile marketing campaign of the large-scale event. The Association strives to provide a top-quality advertising campaign, in order to drive as much traffic Read More


  • Consumer Confidence in August, Interest Rate Hikes by New Years, Housing Market Implications?

    Six years after the official end of the recession consumer confidence has recovered most of the ground lost during the downturn. The Conference Board reported that its trademark Consumer Confidence Index jumped more than 10 points in August. The present situation index and expectations index rose 11.1 points and 10.2 points, respectively, pushing the overall confidence index up 10.5 points… Read More ›

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  • Rates on New Home Loans Hit 2015 High

    On average, the contract rate on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes increased 12 basis points in July, to 3.98 percent, according to data released yesterday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  At 3.98, this is the highest the contract rate has been since December of last year. Initial fees have some ability to offset increases in a… Read More ›

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  • GDP Growth in the Second Quarter – Upside Surprise, Implications for Fed Action?

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its second estimate of real GDP growth for the second quarter of 2015, revising the earlier 2.3% growth estimate up to 3.7%. The revisions were broad based with faster growth in consumption, investment, government spending and trade adding to the upward revision. Business investment contributed 0.8 of the 1.4 percentage point increase, followed… Read More ›

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