For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months.
The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index leaped to 52 this month from 44 in May.
A reading above 50 indicates more builders view sales conditions as good, rather than poor. The index hasn't been that high since April 2006, just before the housing market collapsed.
Measures of customer traffic, current sales conditions and builders' outlook for single-family home sales over the next six months also soared to their highest levels in seven years.
Steady job growth, low mortgage rates, rising home prices and tight supplies of homes for sale have supported a recovery in housing this year.
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A jury convicted a Crisp County man on two counts of child molestation Friday. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for Hermenegildo Virgil Friday.
The holiday season has arrived and Dougherty County leaders want people to be more safe than ever.
Saturday morning, a few extra paws joined runners at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany. Racers and supporters alike showed their passion for supporting veterans this morning.
Troopers with the Georgia state patrol responded to a fatal crash in Coffee County around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Three people are behind bars in the Dougherty County Jail for their part in a shooting at Albany State University.