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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lawler: "Early read" on August existing home sales

by Calculated Risk on 9/14/2010 05:50:00 PM

CR Note: This is from housing economist Tom Lawler:

The “early read” on existing home sales based on regional data suggests that existing home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of around 4.1 million in August, up around 7% from July’s pace.

My “best guess” right now on the pending home sales index is that it will show a seasonally adjusted increase from July to August of around 4%.

CR Note: some bounce back was expected. This would put the months of supply around 11.5 months. This sales rate would be at about the levels of 1996 or 1997. Existing home sales for August will be released next week on Thursday (Sept 23rd).