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New Home Sales  
Released On 1/25/2018 10:00:00 AM For Dec, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
New Home Sales - Level - SAAR733 K680 K635 K to 710 K

Recent History Of This Indicator
The new home sales report is known for its volatility which was apparent in November as the annualized rate surged to 733,000 for a 17.5 percent monthly spike, the largest in 25 years. But rates in the two prior months, at 624,000 and 635,000, were also unusually strong and marked a pivot higher for the series. The consensus for new home sales in December is a very solid 680,000 rate.

Definition
New home sales measure the number of newly constructed homes with a committed sale during the month. The level of new home sales indicates housing market trends and, in turn, economic momentum and consumer purchases of furniture and appliances.  Why Investors Care
 
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There is no question that lower interest rates boost home sales. Other factors also impact housing decisions, such as employment and income growth, and wealth stemming from stock market gains.
Data Source: Haver Analytics
 
 

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