Consumer outlook not to blame for slowing existing-home sales

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Slow, but steady gains in existing-home sales. Economics:_ ""Improving consumer confidence about the house price outlook and higher loan-to-value ratios available from banks point to a further.

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Implications: Existing home sales retreated in March after posting the second largest monthly gain on record in february. sales fell 4.9% for the month, returning to a more moderate pace. Despite the negative headline number, Q1 as a whole posted a 1.2% gain over the Q4 2018 average, the first quarterly gain after four consecutive declines.

massive reporting flaws. There is little of meaning that can be read into the existing-home sales numbers, at present. It well may be rising; maybe it is not. The passage of time will tell. Headline new orders for durable goods fell by 7.3% in July, dominated by a plunge in the irregular new orders for commercial aircraft.

I’m not. and Europe outlook. The markets responded quickly, although the bad news may be almost fully baked in. While international sales will naturally slow for a myriad of geopolitical and.

Consumers show ability to absorb a single rate hike Although one cannot prove that the price increase occurred because of the tightening of. changed relative to the prices of other goods (i.e., the general inflation rate). Consumers do not buy cars.

Thanks to series revisions, January existing-home sales rose slightly, instead of falling-but not meaningfully-in the month, as annual growth again slowed sharply. Homes sales are discussed later in this Commentary (see Reporting Detail section).

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Existing home sales, which make up about 90 percent of U.S. home sales, plunged 10.3 percent from a year ago. For all of 2018, sales fell 3.1 percent to 5.34 million units, the weakest since 2015.

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