Here's Proof Homebuilders are Betting on a Pickup in the Housing Market

April 15, 2015 3:58 PM

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Confidence among U.S. builders, measured by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo sentiment gauge, increased in April for the first time in five months. The group's measure of the sales outlook for the next six months climbed to the highest level since December, while a gauge of prospective buyer traffic also rose.

With the housing market posting only middling progress in recent months, the fact that construction companies are optimistic is a good sign, especially heading into the crucial spring-selling season. The period usually starts in mid-February, with deals picking up the following months as the weather...

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