Existing Home Sales Slide For 3rd Consecutive Month

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) says existing home sales in the U.S. decreased in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million. This is down from a downwardly revised April figure, and the third consecutive month of declining year-over-year sales. NAR chief economist, Lawrence Yun, seems to be puzzled by the stagnation of sales citing a solid economy and job market: Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says a solid economy and job market should be generating a much stronger sales pace than what has been seen so far this year. “Closings were [...]