July 14, 2024


home sale indexThe National Association of Realtors reported today that their Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed in November, dropped 4.0 percent to 82.3, the lowest level since the series started in 2001.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist said: "Mounting job losses and very weak consumer confidence deterred home buyers from signing contracts in November. December's housing market activity could be comparably lower due to ongoing problems in the economy."



November's reading was 5.3 percent lower than a year-ago and October's pending home sales index was revised down to 85.7.                                         San Diego real estate agents




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