New-home sales fall 6.6% in June

by John Yellig

New-home sales slid 6.6% on a seasonally adjusted, monthly basis to 676,000 in June, while the median sales price slid to $361,800 from $380,700 in May, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported.

Annually, new-home sales were up 19.4%, according to a press release.

The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of May was 353,000, representing a supply of
6.3 months at the current sales rate.

By region, the number of new homes sold in the Northeast plunged 27.9% month over month to 31,000 on an adjusted basis, while they were down 7.8% in the South at 367,000, down 5.1% in the West at 186,000 and up by 5.7% in the Midwest, at 92,000.



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