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Homebuilder Confidence Hits Another Record on U.S. Buying Boom

    
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. jumped in November, hitting another record high as buyers swarmed sales offices to take advantage of the lowest mortgage rates in history.

The gauge of builder sentiment rose to 90, the highest in data going back to 1985 and up from 85 in October, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Market index released Tuesday. It was third straight month of record-high readings and beat the median forecast of 85 in a Bloomberg survey of economists.