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NAR: Jan. Home Sales Drop 1.3% but Are Up 9.6% Year-to-Year

Economist Yun says current-residence revenue are off to a powerful get started, and the “trend line for housing starts off is raising … which need to in the long run guide to additional residence revenue.”

WASHINGTON – Current-residence revenue declined in January, continuing a fluctuating pattern of month-to-month increases and declines, according to the Countrywide Affiliation of Realtors® (NAR). Substantial declines in the West area dragged down nationwide numbers, with the other 3 key U.S. areas reporting marginal – or no – changes very last month.

Whole current-residence revenue – concluded transactions that include solitary-relatives houses, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – lessened 1.three% from December to a seasonally-adjusted yearly level of 5.46 million in January. Having said that, for the next straight month, general revenue considerably improved calendar year-more than-calendar year – up 9.six% from a calendar year ago (four.ninety eight million in January 2019).

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist,

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