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Housing Stats for Nov 2011 – Some Good News

December 28, 2011

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE…Wisely, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) did not follow the diminutive Emperor’s advice last week, admitting they uncovered some mistakes in the statistical model used to estimate national Existing Home Sales the past few years. They therefore had to revise those sales down 14%, to a 4.42 million annual rate in November. Nevertheless, Existing Home sales were UP 4% for the month and UP 12% versus a year ago. And the inventory is down 18% versus last year, now at a 7 months’ supply!

In line with that, Housing Starts were UP 9.3% for November and UP 24.3% versus a year ago, while Building Permits were UP 5.7% for the month. November New Home Sales came in Friday UP 1.6%, with the supply dropping to 6 months, its lowest level since early 2006! The numbers of unsold new homes under construction and unsold completed new homes are also at or near record lows. The FHFA price index for homes financed by conforming mortgages was down just 0.2% in October and is down only 2.8% versus a year ago.

Courtesy of
George Hager at Prime Lending
Mortgage Loan Officer
4 Venture #100
Irvine, CA 92618
714.309.5665 | P
877.895.1813 | F

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