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Organizing your community to bring public attention to builder’s bad deeds and seeking assistance from local, state and federal elected officials has proven to be more effective and much quicker for thousands of families. You do have choices and alternatives.  Janet Ahmad

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Top 100 Selling Insiders
Tuesday, 04 October 2005
Home Builders Executives Bailing Out
Tuesday, 04 October 2005

New York Times
Home Builders' Stock Sales: Diversifying or Bailing Out?

Shedding Shares
Now they are cashing in. Executives and directors at many of the nation's largest development companies sold stock at a record pace this summer. Insiders at the 10 largest home builders by market value, including D. R. Horton, KB Home, Toll Brothers and M.D.C. Holdings, have sold nearly 11 million shares, worth $952 million, so far this year. That is a huge jump from the 6.8 million shares, worth $658 million, that insiders sold during all of last year, according to data compiled by Thomson Financial. Market specialists often view heavy stock sales by corporate insiders as a possible indicator that share prices are headed lower. Some analysts say that the share sales by home builders are reminiscent of the heavy dumping of stock by technology company executives just before the technology bubble burst in 2000.  See related article 8/7/05: KB Home Stock Down $10.95 – Foreclosures are up - FTC & HUD’s Flood of Complaints Prompts Investigations

Prices flat here as housing in U.S. booms
Sunday, 08 May 2005
Foreclosures High-The housing bubble is bound to pop
Sunday, 08 May 2005
Economist frets over bubble
If prices go poof across the nation, area will feel pain

So when's it going to happen?  University of Houston economics professor Barton Smith believes the bubble is bound to pop,... But ominous signs are looming, Smith said. Foreclosures, for example, are as high today as they were in 1991. And builders in Houston are putting up single-family homes faster than they can be sold. In the past year, 42,000 single-family home permits were issued, but the area gained only 15,000 households. Related article: Prices flat here as housing in U.S. booms
Texas Forclosure still a crisis
Saturday, 07 May 2005

Texas home foreclosures decreased in April
(05/06/2005 ©  Austin Business Journal )
 In Texas, 3,481 new residential Foreclosures were listed for sale as of the end of April -- bringing the state's total number of foreclosed properties to 9,266 for the year through April. At the end of March, 3,645 new homes put  up for sale because of foreclosures. The number of U.S. foreclosed homes reached 76,786 during the first four months of this year.

Foreclosures–One Texas County exceeds California, West Virginia, Montana and Hawaii Combined
Friday, 18 March 2005
Texas leads the nation in total home foreclosures
Texas has earned bragging rights in a dubious arena: Homeowners went to foreclosure in 2004 in total numbers that far exceeded any other state.While the state was laying claim to No. 1, Bexar County had more residential foreclosures in December than California, West Virginia, Montana and Hawaii combined.
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