Friday, November 28, 2008

Census Bureau Release October 2008 Homes Sales

Sales of new one-family houses in October 2008 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This is 5.3 percent (±15.0%)* below the revised September of 457,000 and is 40.1 percent (±9.9%) below the October 2007 estimate of 723,000.

The median sales price of new houses sold in October 2008 was $218,000; the average sales price was $272,300. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of October was 381,000. This represents a supply of 11.1 months at the current sales rate.

Source: US Census Bureau CB08-171

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