Confidence among homebuilders rises
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders inched up this month, to the highest level in more than six and a half years, as builders reported the best market for newly built homes since the housing boom.
The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday increased 2 points to 47 from a revised 45 in November. That’s the highest reading since April 2006, just before the housing bubble burst.
It has been trending higher since October 2011, when it stood at 17.