New Home Sales End Three-Month Winning Streak, Still Up from 2018

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After three straight months of gains, April’s new home sales were expected to give back a little and they did. The U.S. Census Bureau said sales of newly constructed homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 units, a 6.9 percent decline from March. The retrenchment was made even more likely by a significant upside revision to those March numbers; from 692,000 in the original estimate to 723,000, the highest number in at least a year. Despite April’s decline, the month’s sales pace is well above that in April 2018, up 7.0 percent from that estimate of 629,000. Analysts had predicted sales would slow to an annual rate between 640,000 and 696,000 units. The consensus of those polled by Econoday was 680,000. On a non-adjusted basis there were 66,000 newly constructed homes sold…(read more)

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