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Homebuilder sentiment posts biggest monthly surge ever


Construction workers install frames for windows and doors in a home being built in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

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A faster-than-expected turnaround in homebuyer demand, following a sharp drop-off at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, has the nation’s homebuilders bullish on their business again.

Builder sentiment jumped a striking 21 points in June to 58, the largest monthly increase ever in the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Any reading above 50 indicates a positive market. In April, it plunged a record 42 points to 30.

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