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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pending Home Sales Slump For 5th Straight Month

Following the plunge in existing, and new home sales in September, pending home sales were expected to be unchanged, but printed a small 0.5% MoM gain (against downwardly revised August data).

However, pending home sales dropped 3.4% YoY (on non-adjusted data), the 10th annual decline in the last 11 months...

The advance was led by a 4.5 percent gain in the West, while the Midwest posted a 1.2 percent increase, Northeast slid 0.4 percent while South was down 1.4 percent.

Pending Home Sales SAAR is hovering just above 4 year lows...

Realtors remain hopeful at this tiny rebound...

“This shows that buyers are out there on the sidelines, waiting to jump in once more inventory becomes available and the price is right,” Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, said in a statement.

“Though affordability has been falling recently, the demand for housing should remain steady.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Same stuff every year. People getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. March, April, May sales will be up.