Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder D.R. Horton Inc reported a 51.7 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, driven by increased demand for new houses as mortgage rates showed some signs of moderating from multi-year highs.
Net income attributable to the company rose to $287.2 million, or 76 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Dec. 31, from $189.3 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier.
Revenue rose 5.6 percent to $3.52 billion. (Reporting by Rama Venkat and Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)