Existing Home Sales Extend Slump, But Inventory Holds Annual Gain

Posted To: MND NewsWireExisting home sales slipped in September, following a month in which sales were almost totally flat. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said that closed transactions for existing single family homes, townhouses, condos, and cooperative apartments was at a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.15 million in September. This was a 3.4 percent decline from both the July and August rate, both of which came in at 5.34 million units. The last month in which existing home sales posted a month-over-month gain was in March. Sales are now down 4.1 percent year-over-year from the September 2017 rate of 5.37 million. Analysts polled by Econoday, after overshooting the mark for five straight existing home sales reports, lowered the bar for September. Despite this, the NAR report missed even the lowest…(read more)Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

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