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Sales of new homes increased 7.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That comes after sales plunged 14.1 percent in July to a 390,000 annual rate. The National Association of Realtors also reported last week that the sales of previously occupied homes rose in August to a seasonally adjusted 5.5 million annual pace. That's a healthy level and the highest in more than six years. With a positive outlook in the housing market we wanted to ask.....
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U.S. home prices rose in February compared with a year ago by the most in nearly seven years, as a growing number of buyers bid on a limited supply of homes.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 9.3 percent in the 12 months ending in February. That's up from an 8.1 percent gain in January.
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Hello traders everywhere! Jeremy Lutz here, with your mid-day market update for Wednesday, the 27th of February.
THE HOUSING MARKET CONTINUES TO SHINE
After yesterday's news that new home sales rose nearly 16 percent in January, The National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed a much bigger than expected increase in its pending home sales index today, which reached its highest level since April of 2010 in January. NAR said its pending home sales index rose by 4.5 percent to 105.9 in January after falling by 1.9 percent to 101.3 in December. Economists had expected the index to increase by 3.0 percent.
What is a pending home sale? A pending home sale is one in which a contract was signed but not yet closed. Normally, it takes four to six weeks to close a contracted sale. Continue reading "Today's Video Newsletter: The housing market continues to shine"
Yesterday new home sales jumped 15.9%. That was a huge unexpected gap up in sales. What are your thoughts on the current status of the housing market?