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Items Tagged with 'New Home Sales'


New home sales hit 5-month low

Sales drop 3.3%
March 25, 2014
New home sales of single-family houses in February dropped 3.3% to 440,000, hitting a five-month low.
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Here's why new home sales jumped in January

Despite cold, buyers still out and about
February 26, 2014
Home sales jumped 9.6% on a monthly basis in January from December, but just 1.2% on a three-month rolling average.
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New home sales fell 7% in December

Market inventory reaches a 5-month supply
January 27, 2014
New home sales maintained a downward trajectory in December, falling 7% below November’s revised rate of 445,000 unit sales to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000 units. But this is still 4.5% above year earlier levels.
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New home sales and mortgage apps see growing divergence

But upon deeper inspection they're closer than they appear
December 27, 2013
There's a growing divergence between new home sales data and mortgage apps data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), but it may not be as wide as it looks, and the swing in new home sales will likely close the gap.
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New home sales slipped 2.1% in November

Modest slip after 5-year high suggests continued momentum
December 24, 2013
New home sales fell slightly in November, dropping 2.1% after surging one month earlier to a five-year high. Sales volume fell to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 464,000 during November, the Commerce Department said, down from a revised 474,000 total one month earlier.
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Homebuilders lure buyers with extra incentives

October 14, 2013
Homebuilders are trying to lure new buyers with extra incentives as a means to allay fears of a shaky economy.
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Mixed reviews

New home sales miss the mark

Housing experts say there's no need to panic, yet
August 23, 2013
"I'd like to see another month’s worth of data and it’s down then, then I’d be a bit more concerned. However, building permanents, builder optimism and existing sales are all up so I feel like we’re moving in the right direction," Freddie Mac chief economist Frank Nothaft said.
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Census Bureau

New home sales plunge 13% in July

August 23, 2013
New home sales dropped in July, plummeting to 394,000 completed transactions, according to government data.
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Mark your calendars: Key housing reports due out this week

August 19, 2013
Investors left to deal with the aftermath of a shaky week on Wall Street will rely heavily on several monetary policy and housing reports due out this week. Visit the HousingWire US Economic calendar to track these key reports.
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Census Bureau: New home sales inch upward

July 24, 2013
New homes sales inched up in June, rising to 497,000 completed transactions, according to government data.
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