Saturday , 17 November 2018

Existing Home Sales Below Expectations for Second Month

By Jann Swanson

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Analysts were expecting existing home sales to rebound in May after they fell behind year-ago levels in April. However, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported a second straight monthly loss , with the Northeast the only region where sales improved. Sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and cooperative apartments were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million in May, a 0.4 percent decrease from April and down 3.0 percent from May 2017. It was the third straight year-over-year decline. April sales were also downgraded from 5.46 million to 5.45 million. The May results came in below the lowest of analysts’ expectations as reported to Econoday. Those predictions ranged from 5.44 million to 5.65 million with a consensus of 5.50 million. Single-family…(read more)

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