Tuesday , 26 January 2021

Existing Home Sales Break Free From Losing Streak, Posting October Gains

By Jann Swanson

Posted To: MND NewsWire

Existing home sales broke their extended losing streak in October, increasing 1.4 percent from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.22 million completed sales. It was the first positive report on sales of existing single-family homes, condos, townhouses, and co-op apartments since last March. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said the gain was not enough however to return existing home sales activity to 2017 levels. They lag the 5.5 million transactions last October by 5.1 percent After overshooting the mark with their last six forecasts, analysts polled by Econoday were more restrained and consequently quite accurate in their expectations for October. Their predictions were in the range of 5.10 to 5.35 million units with a consensus of 5.20 million. Single-family…(read more)

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