New Home Sales Increase To 689,000 Annual Rate In May

The Census Bureau reported new home sales for May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000 units. This was above forecasts, but previous months were revised lower. According to Census figures the median price of a new single-family home sold in May was $313,000, more than $10,600 LESS than last year's median price. The average price of a new home contracted in May was $368,500, or $9,900 less than May of last year. Putting the May numbers from Census into context with local new home sales, the numbers look plausible. May was a pretty [...]