Housing Remains Steady Amid the Gloom

Though January housing starts were weak, other real estate indicators have bounced back from the June-August correction of last year

A recent run of bad news from homebuilders—such a downbeat outlook on sales and earnings from Toll Brothers (TOL) on Feb. 22—and the troubles of subprime mortgage lenders have sown fresh concerns about the health of the housing sector. But what are recent data reports from the sector really telling us?

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