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08-10-06, 02:00 PM
Builder: Oversupply slump worst in 40 years (http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/09/news/companies/toll_brothers/index.htm)
Toll Brothers slashes outlook on new homes as orders plunge and revenue misses forecasts.
August 10, 2006 (CNN Money)

Homebuilder Toll Brothers said the current slump in residential construction is unlike any it has seen in 40 years as it became the latest to warn of a glut in new homes for sale and a slowdown in the closely watched real estate market.

The builder of luxury homes also reported weaker than expected preliminary results for the just completed quarter and cut its outlook for the homes it will sell in the current period. Toll Brothers (Charts) shares fell 4 percent in premarket trading.

The housing and homebuilding markets have helped drive the national economy during the past few years. Any downturns in these critical sectors could add to the problems of an already unsteady situation.

In a statement, company chairman Robert Toll warned there is a glut of supply of homes for sale in the market, as the building boom of recent years seems to be turning into a bust.

AntiSpin: When we restarted in March 2006, the question was never whether or not the building boom would turn to bust, but how to play it. Please refer to today's Quick Comment (http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312).