Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Home Sales Spring Forward

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that new home sales rose 4.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 337,000 in February from a revised 322,000 in January. It was the first increase since July. Economists were expecting a sales rate of 300,000, according to consensus estimates compiled by The report also showed that the median sale price of new houses in February was $200,900, down 18% from $245,300 a year ago. Are we starting to scrape the bottom?

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