Oil Prices to Impact Homebuilding Stocks?

Oil Prices to Impact Homebuilding Stocks?

With 29% and 21% exposure for KB Home and Lennar, respectively, to Texas, in terms of community count, the potentially negative impact of lower oil prices on these homebuilders’ stocks will be something to keep an eye on moving forward. However, for those companies less exposed to oil dependent economies, cheap oil should prove to be a boon. While the overall impact will be difficult to gauge, some of the benefits could include – increased consumer purchasing power from lower gas prices; cheaper cost of homeownership due to decreased utility costs; lower materials costs from cheaper petroleum based raw material inputs and reduced transportation costs.

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Steve Devorak is a former Director of Land Acquisition and Project Manager with extensive experience in the Southern California land market.

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