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Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Home Sales for March 2013

The March 2013 New Home Sales report was released this morning:

Predicted: 419,000

Actual New Home Sales: 417,000


Change from One Month Previous: +1.5%
Change from One Year Previous: +18.5%


Median Price for a New Home during March: $247,000
Average Price for a New Home during March: $279,900

Click here for historical prices and a chart.

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 during the indicated 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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