Pulte Joins Builders' Bad News Line

Pulte Joins Builders' Bad News Line

There are 6 comments on the Fool.com story from Jul 18, 2007, titled Pulte Joins Builders' Bad News Line. In it, Fool.com reports that:

Housing is crumbling to the extent that the homebuilders, perhaps in an effort to break things gently to us, are increasingly disclosing each quarter's results twice.

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the Realist

Brooksville, FL

#1 Jul 18, 2007
The land exodus of these national builders is a scary financial tone for publicly traded home builders, investors holding all for dear life in these stocks; where there is a very dark cloud above, and a bottomless pit below; these stocks in my opinion should be selling at pre-bubble prices, which indicate a possible slicing of another 50& to 75% decline from current levels, all home owners that have sub-prime mortgages, home owners that have prime mortgages that are playing the rolling debt game.

The suppliers, sub-contractors, trade groups, all employees working with these publicly traded companies, manufactures of building related products, mortgage companies and banks, credit card companies, retailors in all categories, specialty fast food restaurants, vacation get aways, are facing very uncertain times.

Lawyers, should fair well in the legal issues that they will bring in a "cause of action" for all the irregularities that have been perpetrated on almost everyone tagged to the NYSE new home builders,especially the buyers of said homes. Everyone's loss is the lawyers gain, and they will do more good for the consumers than not.

Bankruptcies and credit spreads will start haunting the NYSE builders and those that have junk bond status being shadowed around them, probably converting to the real substance as they are defined.

Just as in Japan our mismanaged economy will put our country in a pall of financial crisis, maybe not for the filty rich, but for the middle class, as BOB DYLAN sang, " the times they are a changing ".

Almost three years ago I was warning about the pending disaster in the New Home Building Industry and Secondary Market. For this I was told that I am a pessimist, a detractor, non-informed, had a ax to grind with the Real Estate Market, etc,etc,etc,.

Everything I talked about in chat rooms has come to fruition. I find it hard to believe the captains of the ship, were really asleep,or drowning in greed. I warned small investors to stay the hell away from NYSE BUILDER stocks as they were captivated by big money center funds.

I looked at the housing market back then as a "STOCK MARKET OF HOMES" being traded as if on the exchanges. Traders known as flippers were buying and selling as if on the pink sheets, the mortgage companies and New Home Builders were the analysts fudging all the numbers so they could collect a fee on the transaction.

Going forward the Housing Market will not , now read this carefully, will not recover until at least the latter part of 2010 or 2011. There is an unreal large inventory supply with almost all NYSE Builders and then add up all the foreclosures and then add up all the NEW HOMES just sitting in communities FOR SALE, never lived in, by Realtors, Flippers, and whomever else, played the housing market as if a stock trading arena.

Bernanke, I believe is shielding the truth so as not to create a panic across the spectrum of weakness in the Home Building Industry, which would spill over to all markets and effect the entire economy.

Home purchases may increase if Housing falls up to 50% in values throughout bubble markets. Home purchases may increase if monies, salaries paid to potential home buyers increased by 50%; we know that Bernanke would rather see falling home prices than increased wages. Falling home prices are deflationary while rising wages are inflationary.

So do not waste your time opining about the housing markets, it is what it is until the next decade.
Michael Connelly

Venice, FL

#2 Jul 25, 2007
Lending greed and speculation ruined the home building industry. It's not all bad though, some areas of the country are doing quite well thank you. Find a good location, and buy there.
Janet Lee Crosser

Morganfield, KY

#3 Oct 19, 2009
Location, location, location.
The Jones Company Homes

Brentwood, TN

#4 Jan 29, 2010
The Jones Company Homes built a new house the owners had to evacuate, massive water leaks around windows and the ceiling lead to extensive mold throughout the home; the owners continue to pay the mortgage but can not live in the home, lease the home, or sell the home. The Jones Company Homes cares nothing for human life, greed guides this builder! Save your family's lives!!! Do not buy a house from The Jones Company Homes!!!
Sari K K

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Feb 2, 2010
Pulte Homes the worst home builder and Horton its chairman. My baby was born in Las Vegas hotelroom because My Pulte home gort me evicted by toxic mold. I asked for a house and got medical and financial disaster.
Cant say THE FRAMER

United States

#6 Jul 8, 2010
I build Pulte homes as a framer in Arizona.You have no idea of the shotty workmanship put into these houses.The next time your outside of your house take a look at your facia at the 45 joints this is just 1 to name many.We install lumber clearly marked with mold.Its a hack job from start to finish.I have alot more to say about the people who run this company its a scam.You pay in an option for a patio from $7,000 -$10,000 but in labor it cost them about $30 to build and well forget the cost of material they have there own lumber yard.There slogan should be Pulte where we strive for quality just never seem to acheive it.

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