New Home Sales a Solid Increase

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mills Realty
How fantastic to see a solid increase in home sales and a 27 percent increase is a very good indication that it may stick around. All though the effect did not influence an increase in home values if sales continue to increase and inventory depletes we could see prices stabilize. Sales of new homes rose 27 percent in March compared to February, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Friday. It was the largest monthly increase since April 1963, when sales jumped 31.2 percent. In addition, the National Association of REALTORS® reported last week that sales of previously owned homes rose 6.8 percent. Economists attribute the figures to buyers taking advantage of the $8,000 tax credit scheduled to expire at the end of this month. “In simple terms, housing is a bargain again, and buyers are responding,” Michael D. Larson, a real estate and interest rate analyst at Weiss Research, wrote in a research note. “That is unambiguously good news for the market going forward.”

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Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

George, I am also optimistic and hopeful that the recent surge in home sales will continue and ultimately increase value over the long run.

May 06, 2010 02:09 AM