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  • New Home Sales Dive 48% Since 2008

    New single-family home sales in January came in at an adjusted annual rate of 309,00, down 10.2 percent from a month earlier and 48.2 percent from the rate seen in the same month a year earlier, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The South experienced the highest number of new home sales in the month, with 172,000 units sold, while the Northeast reported the smallest number of new home sales, with 27,000 units sold.
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  • Rate of New Home Sales Down 14.7 Percent Since November

    New single-family home sales ranked a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 331,000 units in December, according to a joint report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development with the U.S. Census Bureau. The rate came in 14.7 percent below the rate recorded in November. The average sales price of new homes sold in December was $246,900. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new homes for sale at the end of the month came in at 357,000, a 12.9-month supply at the current sales rate, according to HUD's data.
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