New-home sales declined more than forecast in December

Despite December Decline, New Home Sales End 2017 Higher By Michael Neal on January 25, 2018 (). According to the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of new single-family homes moderated in December 2017, giving back a portion of the gains accrued in November.

U.S. purchases of new homes fell more than estimated in September to the weakest pace since December 2016, adding to signs that a lack of affordability is crimping demand, according to government data.

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Retail sales fall more than forecast in December. by Jacob Greber. Retail sales fell in December by more than twice as much as forecast, led by a collapse in household goods retailing. Sales slipped 0.5 per cent from November, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News forecast a 0.2 per cent fall.

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Single-family home sales declined by 9.3% month over month, the most since August 2016, to 625,000 on an annualized pace, according to government data released on Thursday, Jan. 25. U.S. new-home sales fell more than forecast in December

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Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell more than expected in January, suggesting the housing market weakness persisted early in the first quarter, despite a moderation in mortgage rates.

US New Home Sales Fall Much More than Expected Sales of new single-family houses in the United States slumped 6.9 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 607 thousand in January of 2019, following an upwardly revised 652 thousand in December and worse than market expectations of 620 thousand.

U.S. existing home sales decline We had a very disappointing report on December new home sales today. New home sales declined 10 percent in December from November to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 536,000. That December.

New home sales in the U.S. lost steam in December but wrapped up a solid year in a segment of the housing market that has faced tight inventory and fast-rising prices..

March’s sales pace was revised up to 723,000 units, the highest level since October 2007, from the previously reported 692,000 units. April’s decline followed three straight monthly increases.