New-home sales climb for a third straight month in March

 · New-home sales down for third month By: The Associated Press March 23, 2012 0 WASHINGTON – Sales of U.S. new homes fell in February for the second straight month, a reminder that the depressed housing market remains weak despite some improvement.

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Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March News provided by. National Association of Realtors. fixed-rate mortgage increased for the sixth straight month to 4.44 percent in March.

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New Home Sales Fall for Third Straight Month in February. January’s sales pace was revised up to 622,000 units from the previously reported 593,000 units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast that new home sales, which account for 10 percent of housing market sales, would rise 4.4 percent to a pace of 623,000 units last month.

 · Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new-home sales, which account for 11.7 per cent of housing-market sales, decreasing 2.5 per cent to a pace of 650,000 units in March.

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New home sales are drawn from permits and tend to be volatile on a month-to-month basis. They fell 1.0 percent from a year ago. The report came on the heels of data last week showing sales of previously owned homes declined for a second straight month in January amid near record low housing inventory.

The Ten-X Hotel Nowcast bounced back from two straight months of decline, climbing 1.6 percent in March, the strongest increase of any property segment. While hotel pricing had slipped below its year-ago figures in February, the strong performance was enough to push the index to 0.5 percent higher than a year ago.

Nationally, Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March. conventional, fixed-rate mortgage increased for the sixth straight month to 4.44 percent in March (highest since 4.46 percent in December 2013) from 4.33 percent in February. The average commitment rate for all of 2017 was 3.99 percent.

Sales of new homes in the United States jumped to a 16-month high in March, marking the third straight monthly increase.

WASHINGTON – Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states. New-home sales slipped 1.5 percent last.

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