U.S. mortgage rates extend decline; homebuilders rise

(Bloomberg) — Sentiment among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly posted the first decline this year, suggesting lower mortgage rates are failing to give the housing market a sustained boost amid.

As soon as investors realized that buyers would not respond positively to higher mortgage rates, the stocks of the builders began to decline, and continued to do so for the next 2 years, with Hovnanian and Beazer steadily declining during that period and eventually losing about 75% of their value.

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The PHLX housing index .HGX was trading lower, tracking a broadly weaker U.S. stock market. The dollar .DXY rose against a basket of currencies, while U.S. treasury yields fell marginally. Rising.

Home-building activity slid at a 38 percent rate, the biggest decline since the. A separate report showed U.S. home loan applications fell 18.1 percent last week to the lowest level since mid-March.

“This corroborates reports of decline in orders from some of the big home builders recently, although land shortages may be playing a part in this. All in, this suggests some caution on the U.S..

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