WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales of new single-family homes collapsed in February, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, as a combination of high unemployment, tumbling prices and a glut of cheaper alternatives brought activity to a near-standstill.
New-home sales fell 16.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 250,000 in February, though January’s figures were revised higher to 301,000 from 284,000. Compared to February 2010, sales collapsed by 28%.
Every region but the West saw record lows, and in the Northeast, sales dropped by 50% compared to year-earlier levels.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If it's not the fickle weather it's those darn stubborn buyers.
Posted by traderrob at 10:22 AM