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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Housing: A Weak Start to November

by Calculated Risk on 11/25/2009 10:14:00 PM

A short excerpt from the WSJ Developments: Think Twice About Cheering New Home Sales

Already, builders report weak November traffic. One private builder in Raleigh, N.C. - long considered a strong market because of tech and higher-education employers - reports no shoppers in the first week, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
I've heard similar reports from real estate agents that the first two weeks of November were exceptionally weak, but that the phones started ringing again once the word spread that the tax credit had been extended.

I wouldn't be surprised by a dip in New home sales in November - although existing home sales will probably still be fairly strong from people buying in September (existing home sales are reported at the close of escrow).