Shares of home builders were broadly higher Friday, as the continued drop in longer-term Treasury yields helped soothe some fears about home affordability. The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF /zigman2/quotes/203468436/composite ITB +0.56% ran up 4.3% with all 47 equity components trading higher, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.19% edged up 0.7%. PulteGroup Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201694804/composite PHM +0.32% was the biggest gainer of the group, rallying 7.0%, which would be the biggest one-day percentage gain since it surged 7.4% on Nov. 4, 2020. Among the sector ETF's other more-active components, shares of Lennar Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202536373/composite LEN -0.01% climbed 5.2%, D.R. Horton Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202032328/composite DHI -0.27% hiked up 5.4%, Builders FirstSource Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208924960/composite BLDR -0.65% surged 6.4% and KB Home /zigman2/quotes/206220859/composite KBH +0.30% tacked on 4.4%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y +0.20% fell 8.4 basis points (0.084 percentage points) to a one-month low of 2.888%, and has dropped 59.5 basis points since it closed at an 11-year high of 3.483 on June 14, amid growing concerns over a possible recession. Meanwhile, lower Treasury yields lead to lower mortgage rates, which also lowers the cost of buying a home. Elsewhere, real estate services company Redfin Corp.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/203726414/composite RDFN +6.31% soared 8.6% on Friday.