New Home Sales Hit 10-Month High, Despite Some Regional Decline
New home sales edged a little further out of a lengthy slump in January, topping 600,000 units for the second straight month. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development said sales of newly constructed single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual level of 670,000. This was up 7.2 percent from December’s rate of 625,000 units and the best performance since last March. Sales remained 19.4 percent below the annualized total of 831,000 in January 2022. [newhomesall]
Analysts polled by Econoday had projected sales at 617,000. Trading Economics was slightly higher at 620,000 units.
On an unadjusted basis, there were 59,000 homes sold during the month. The December total was 47,000.
New home sales in 2002 totaled 641,000. The year end fi
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