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  • New home sales rise to 313,000 pace in September

    10/26/2011 7:19:00 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 8 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.26.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    Sales of new single-family U.S. homes rose by 5.7% in September as prices fell to the lowest level in nearly a year...New home sales climbed to an annual pace of 313,000 in September from August's slightly revised level of 296,000...
  • U.S. housing starts jump 15%, hit 17-month high

    10/19/2011 6:11:19 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 23 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.19.11 | Steve Goldstein
    Housing starts surged 15% in September to the highest level in 1 1/2 years, according to government data... ...The Commerce Department said starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 658,000, which also is 10.2% above the September 2010 reading and the best level since April 2010 — the month the homebuyer tax credit expired. The figures were well ahead of the 590,000 forecast in a MarketWatch-compiled economist poll. The rise was led by a 53% surge in starts of buildings with five or more units to 227,000, the best reading in three years; single-family starts rose a more...
  • New single-family home sales fall 1% in June

    07/26/2011 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 6 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.26.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales of new single-family homes fell 1.0% in June as purchases in the Northeast dropped to the lowest level since the government began tracking the data in 1973. Single-family sales fell last month to an annual rate of 312,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected sales to climb to an annual rate of 325,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. Sales for May were revised slightly lower to an annual rate of 315,000. Sales of single-family homes sank 15.8% in the Northeast and 12.7% in the West. The Midwest saw sales climb 9.5%...
  • Sales of existing homes slip 0.8% in June

    07/20/2011 8:01:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 17 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.20.11 | Steve Goldstein
    Compared with June 2010, sales fell 8.8%. Economists polled by MarketWatch had anticipated a 4.9 million sales rate. The data caught economists by surprise in part because pending homes sales were up 8.2% in May. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist of the NAR, said that “a very weak economy [led] to weak sales.” Cancellations spiked to 16% — the highest rate since the trade group started measuring them in May 2010 — way up from 4% in May but also above the typical 10%. Yun speculated that appraisal difficulties, financing problems and typical buyer’s remorse may have been behind the...
  • Home building sets record in 2005

    01/20/2006 2:07:32 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 459+ views
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 20, 2006 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    Last year was a record for the nation's home building industry . The Commerce Department reported Thursday that construction of single-family homes and apartments totaled 2.065 million units last year. The increase of 5.6 percent over 2004 pushed overall residential construction to the second highest level on record, exceeded only by 2.357 million units built in 1972. Meanwhile, single-family home construction hit an all-time high for the third straight year, rising to 1.714 million units, up 6.4 percent from the previous record of 1.611 million homes built in 2004. The record-setting performance came despite the fact that housing activity dropped...