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January 27, 2010

US new home sales in steep fall

by Kay Mitchell
US new home sales in steep fall
The Commerce Department has today revealed a fall in sales of new homes in the US for the month of December - the second consecutive month that sales have fallen. According to the Commerce Department, new single-family home sales dived by 7.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000 units, down from a revised 370,000 in the previous month. Meanwhile, a ...




December 23, 2009

US new home sales fall in November

by Kay Mitchell
US new home sales fall in November
There were concerns over a recovery in the US housing market today after the Commerce Department revealed a fall in sales of new homes for the month of November. According to the Commerce Department, new single-family home sales dived by 11.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 355,000 units, down from a revised 400,000 in the previous month and represented ...




October 25, 2009

US home sales in surprise rise

by Kay Mitchell
US home sales in surprise rise
The National Association of Realtors has revealed a surprise rise in sales of previously owned homes in the US for the month of September. The industry body said sales surged 9.4% to an annual rate of 5.57 million in September, up from 5.09 million the previous month. The rate far exceeded analysts expectations who had expected a rise to 5.35 million units. The national ...