Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Home Sales Plummet

Mark my words: this will be used as a reason for--you know it--ANOTHER multi-billion dollar stimulus package. Please make your voices heard: "This isn't working! Stop spending! You are intentionally destroying our dollar's worth!"

from: http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/real-estate/home-sales-plunge--november/

Pending home sales unexpectedly plunged in November, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors, posting their largest drop on record after several months of positive gains for a closely-watched indicator of housing market activity.

According to the industry group, November pending home sales activity dropped by 16% to a reading of 96.0, compared with the previous month’s reading of 114.3. The drop was much larger than expected by Wall Street, which was looking for a dip of 2% for the indicator for November.

It was the largest drop, point-wise, since the industry group started the index in 2001, dragging the indicator to its lowest level since June.

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