Tag Archives: Existing Home Sales

New Home Sales Hit a 10-Year High in November at 773,000 Dwellings on a Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Rate, Median Price $318,700

New homes sales continued a rapid gain in November 2017, rising to an estimated 773,000 dwelling units on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR).   The last time sales on a SAAR were greater was August 2007 at 795,000.   Sales were up 26.6 percent on a year-over-year basis (SAAR) and up 17.5 percent sequentially from October. …Read more

New Home Sales October 2017 – Highest in 10 Years

New homes sales surged in October 2017, rising to an estimated 685,000 dwelling units on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR).  This is the most seen since the 711,000 level posted 10 years ago in October 2007.  Sales were up 18.7 percent on a year-over-year basis (SAAR) and up 6.2 percent sequentially from September (with …Read more

October 2017 Existing Home Sales Rebound from Hurricane Slump, Up 2.0 Percent Sequentially from Prior Month, (Seasonally Annualized), But Down 0.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Existing home sales sprang back in October 2017, rising 2.0 percent (on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate) from the downward trend in September arising from Hurricane Harvey and Irma impacts, but remained off slightly (down 0.9 percent) from a year ago according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).  Median price was $247,000 (not seasonally …Read more

Existing Home Sales Dip 1.6 Percent Year-Over-Year in September 2017, But Surprisingly Rose 0.7 Percent from August

Given the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, consensus was for declining existing home sales year-over-year and sequentially from August.  While sales dipped 1.6 percent in September 2017 versus a year ago, sales edged up slightly (0.7 percent) from August according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) to a 5.39 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR).  …Read more

Existing Home Sales Up 2.1 Percent Year-Over-Year in July 2017 but Slip 1.3 Percent Sequentially from June

Existing home sales rose 2.1 percent year-over-year to 5.44 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) but fell 1.3 percent sequentially from June according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).   Raw monthly home sales in July 2017 (not seasonally adjusted), at 513,000 single family, townhouse, condominium and co-op closings were unchanged from a …Read more

Residential Purchase and Refinance Lending Volume Forecast Update — July 2017

As we economists say, “forecasting is difficult, especially the future.”   Fortunately, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the MBA update their quarterly and annual forecasts monthly for residential lending volumes –  both refinance and purchase transactions.  The forecasts typically span a three-year period, currently from 2016 to 2018.  The lagging year (2016 at this time) often …Read more