ROARING RALLY: In anticipation of the spring home-selling season, the Standard & Poor's homebuilders index has surged 60 percent in four months.
IMPROVING MARKET: Some financial analysts think the recent run-up is the opening act in a multi-year recovery for the stocks as the housing market gradually rebounds.
BUY ON THE DIPS: With prices having jumped recently, stock-watchers suggest buying when the stocks have a correction later this year to more reasonable levels. Stocks to consider: D.R. Horton (DHI), Lennar (LEN), Toll Brothers (TOL) and the Standard & Poor's Homebuilders Exchange-Traded Fund (XHB).