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Housing Market Index  
Released On 6/18/2012 10:00:00 AM For Jun, 2012
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Housing Market Index29 28 29 26  to 31 29 

Current sales of new homes are at their highest level of the recovery, according to the single-family sales component from the June home builders' report. The component is up 2 points this month to a recovery high of 32. But strength in this component, as is true throughout the home builders' report, has yet to translate to much strength for actual sales as measured by the government.

Recovery highs sweep the home builders' report where the composite index is up 1 point to 29 vs a revised 28 in May. Next data on the housing sector will be tomorrow with housing starts for May, which are expected to improve slightly, while new home sales, which again have been flat, will be released early next week. Today's report should be a plus for the stock market but the Dow isn't showing much early reaction.

Consensus Outlook
The NAHB housing market index in May rose five points to a new recovery high of 29 and more than reversing April's revised four point drop. May's good news was led by both current sales and buyer traffic. Expectations of future sales were up but are still a bit below strength earlier in the year.

The National Association of Home Builders produces a housing market index based on a survey in which respondents from this organization are asked to rate the general economy and housing market conditions. The housing market index is a weighted average of separate diffusion indexes: present sales of new homes, sales of new homes expected in the next six months, and traffic of prospective buyers in new homes.  Why Investors Care

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