Monday, July 6, 2009

Pending Home sales rise again

Pending Home Sales Rise Again, an article from Realtor Magazine Online, reports that pending home sales displayed a sustained upward trend, rising for four consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in May, increased 0.1% to 90.7. This is 6.7% higher than in May 2008. There hasn't been four consecutive months of gain since October 2004. "Closed existing-home sales have improved but are coming in lower than expected because some contracts are delayed or falling through from the application of new appraisal rules for many transactions," said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.