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Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

New Home Sales for November, 2006

The November, 2006 New Home Sales report was released this morning:

Predicted New Home Sales for November, 2006: 1,015,000

Actual New Home Sales for November, 2006: 1,047,000

October, 2006 New Home Sales (Revised): 1,037,000

November, 2005 New Home Sales: 1,346,000


November New Home Sales: Median Price: $251,700

November New Home Sales: Average Price: $294,900

Compiled jointly by the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the monthly New Home Sales report measures the number of newly-built homes with committed buyers for a given month.

The "predicted" figure is what economists and Wall Street forecasters were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

The New Home Sales report is watched by economists and investors because it offers insight into the state of the U.S. housing market, and also provides data that can be used to predict sales of large household furniture and appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners and microwave ovens.

Click here to view the full Commerce Department report (PDF).

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