The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is developing an index of "healing housing markets" in an attempt to offset the negative press that casts a pall over the entire sector whenever national price statistics are released.

Based on job growth, price growth and an increase in building markets, NAHB's Chief Economist David Crowe told ASR sister publication National Mortgage News (NMN), "there are a small number of metro areas" which are doing well despite what other benchmark measures seem to indicate.

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