New Home Sales Up 5.7% in SeptemberOctober 24, 2012 @ 10:03 AM EST
Economic Update: New Home Sales
The Commerce Department reported New Home Sales in September rose 21,000 or 5.7% to an annualized rate of 389K. This was above the consensus expectation for a rate of 385K.
The total sales is the best since April 2010.
In addition, the median price of new homes increased.
In sum, this was an encouraging report.
Last 12 Months results for comparison purposes:
- August: 368K (revised from 373K)
- July: 374K
- June: 350K
- May: 382K
- April: 343K
- March: 332K
- February: 353K
- January: 318K
- December: 307K
- November: 314K
- October: 310K
- September: 303K
Recall that this data series is based on contracts signed and not actual sales.
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SPDR Homebuilders Last 12 Months
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