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A few Comments on November New Home Sales

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A few Comments on November New Home Sales

First, this report was for November (it was almost ready to release when the government shutdown began in December). The December report will probably be released soon, but no release date has been announced yet. Based on other data, I’d expect sales to be weak in December, but talking to builders, I expect a...
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Friday: Durable Goods, New Home Sales (Postponed)

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Friday: Durable Goods, New Home Sales (Postponed)

Probably the four most important data releases for tracking the economy are 1) the monthly employment report, 2) the quarterly GDP report, 3) the monthly housing starts report, and 4) the new home sales report.  Only the employment report is being released on time. The government shutdown is delaying 3 out of 4 of...
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Phoenix Real Estate in December: Sales down 9% YoY, Active Inventory up 6% YoY

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Phoenix Real Estate in December: Sales down 9% YoY, Active Inventory up 6% YoY

This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble / bust followed by strong investor buying. The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) reports (“Stats Report”): 1) Overall sales declined to 6,403 from 7,070 in December 2017. Sales were down 1.7% from November, and down 9.4% from December 2017....
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Las Vegas Real Estate in December: Sales Down 17% YoY, Inventory up 82% YoY

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Las Vegas Real Estate in December: Sales Down 17% YoY, Inventory up 82% YoY

This is a key former distressed market to follow since Las Vegas saw the largest price decline, following the housing bubble, of any of the Case-Shiller composite 20 cities. The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Southern Nevada housing market slowed down in December, GLVAR housing statistics for December 2018 The recent cooling trend...
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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, New Home Sales (Postponed)

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Thursday: Unemployment Claims, New Home Sales (Postponed)

Note: New Home sales will not be released on Thursday due to the Government Shutdown. From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Higher Today or Tomorrow Mortgage rates were unchanged in some cases today and higher in others. The discrepancy is a result of the timing of today’s market movements. The most...
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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, FOMC Announcement

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Wednesday: Existing Home Sales, FOMC Announcement

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for November from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.19 million SAAR, down from 5.22 million. • During the day, The AIA’s Architecture...
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Sacramento Housing in November: Sales Down 7% YoY, Active Inventory up 23% YoY

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Sacramento Housing in November: Sales Down 7% YoY, Active Inventory up 23% YoY

From SacRealtor.org: November 2018 Statistics – Sacramento Housing Market – Single Family Homes, Median sales price increases, sales volume drops November closed with 1,304 sales, a 9.3% decrease from the 1,413 sales of September. Compared to the same month last year (1,396), the current figure is down 6.6%. Of the 1,304 sales this month,...
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Wednesday: New Home Sales, GDP, Fed Chair Powell, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

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Wednesday: New Home Sales, GDP, Fed Chair Powell, Richmond Fed Mfg Survey

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8:30 AM, Gross Domestic Product, 3nd quarter 2018 (Second estimate). The consensus is that real GDP increased 3.5% annualized in Q3, unchanged from the advance estimate of GDP. • At 10:00 AM,...
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California Bay Area Home Sales Decline 8% YoY in October, Inventory up 21% YoY

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California Bay Area Home Sales Decline 8% YoY in October, Inventory up 21% YoY

Here are some Bay Area stats from Pacific Union chief economist Selma Hepp: • Bay Area home sales dipped by 8 percent year over year in October; however, the 19 percent increase from September was the highest monthly increase between September and October going back to 1990. • Santa Clara County and East Bay...
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Monday: Retail Sales, NY Fed Mfg Survey

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Monday: Retail Sales, NY Fed Mfg Survey

Weekend:• Schedule for Week of October 14, 2018 Monday:• At 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for September will be released.  The consensus is for a 0.6% increase in retail sales. • At 8:30 AM ET: The New York Fed Empire State manufacturing survey for October. The consensus is for a reading of 19.3, up...
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