More on NAHB (previous): After big gains for most of 2012, the index has essentially leveled out...

|By:, SA News Editor

More on NAHB (previous): After big gains for most of 2012, the index has essentially leveled out over the past 4 months. Yes, there are economy worries, but builders now must deal with rising costs for materials in all markets, and higher labor costs in certain markets, according to NAHB chief Rick Judson. XHB +0.6%.