Existing Home Sales Archive

October Pending Home Sales

NAR released a summary of pending home sales data showing that October’s pending home sales are up 0.1 percent from last month and also up 1.8 percent from a year ago. Pending sales are homes that have a signed...

Raw Count of Home Sales (October 2016)

Existing home sales rose 2.0 percent in October from one month prior while new home sales decreased 1.9 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts...

October 2016 Existing-Home Sales

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity rose for the second straight month. October’s existing-home sales reached the 5.60 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are up 5.9 percent from a...

Comparison of Seasonally and Not Seasonally Adjusted Existing-Home Sales

One problem with interpreting data over time is that many data exhibits movements which recur during the same period each year. This is why it is normal to report in the news seasonally adjusted data figures to reveal the...

Raw Count of Home Sales (September 2016)

Existing-home sales rose 3.2 percent in September from one month prior while new home sales increased 3.1 percent.  These headline figures are seasonally adjusted figures and are reported in the news.  However, for everyday practitioners, simple raw counts of...