Three national reports show positive signs for the housing market in 2011.
- New home sales rise 5.5 percent in November.
- Pending home sales were up more than expect in November.
- Housing starts seen rising to three-year high.
NAHB projects a 60 percent rise in new home starts in the Greenville area in 2011. Reasons cited for the rise are low inventory, low foreclosures, low interest rates, and high demand generated by job creation.