Sales of new single-family homes clung to their same bumpy path again last month, unexpectedly slipping to their weakest annual pace since March, the Census Bureau said Monday. Neither markedly stronger nor dramatically weaker, sales over the past 10 months haven’t moved much. “The new-home sales figures by now have that lived-in feeling, with few
Home builders’ confidence surges thanks to better jobs market
Home builders’ confidence in the housing market surged in July, thanks in part to robust jobs growth in June. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gained four points in July, hitting 53. That’s the first time it’s cleared 50 — the dividing line between good sales conditions for new single-family homes
A new path for Atlanta’s suburbs
In Sandy Springs, the next wave of building demolitions are set to begin this weekend in an aging commercial district on Roswell Road, clearing the way for a new city center. In Alpharetta, developers such as North American Properties and Selig Enterprises Inc. are considering ideas for a downtown development that could bring new restaurants
What do FICO Changes Mean for Consumers?
There are changes coming to FICO, a broadly used credit score, that may mean higher credit scores for many consumers. Banks, credit card issuers, auto lenders and other businesses use those scores to decide whether to lend to consumers and how much interest to charge them. A higher score could get you better terms on