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New Home Sales
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000 units in August, according to figures from HUD and U.S. Census Bureau.
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Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 13.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000 units in July as higher mortgage rates prompted a temporary pause in buying activity.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose three points to 59 on the Housing Market Index (HMI) for August. This fourth consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level in nearly eight years.
The index increased 24 points to a level of 53, which is the highest second-quarter number since the inception of the index in 2008 and the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year improvements.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 497,000 units in June, their fastest pace in the last five years.
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