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The delivery rate & MBS Pricing for 1-month



LATEST PRE-OWNED HOME SALES:

November’s Sales Pace 4.93 million homes sold (Down 6.1% from Oct.
5.25 MM pace & Up 2.1% versus November 2013 pace of 4.83 MM)

NE Region 710,000 unit pace (Down 4.2% from Oct. & Up 4.6% from November 2013’s pace)

Midwest Region 1.13 MM unit pace (Down 8.9% from Oct. 1.24 MM & Down 1.7%from November 2013’s pace)

South Region 2.09 MM unit pace (Down 3.2% from Oct. 2.16 MM & Up 5.0% from November 2013’s pace)

West Region 1.03 MM unit pace (Down 9.6% from Oct. pace of 1.20 MM & Down 1.0% from November 2013’s pace)

Release Date 12-22-14


LATEST NEW HOME SALES:

November’s Sales Pace 438,000 homes sold (Down 1.6% from Oct. 445,000 pace & Down 1.6% versus November 2013 pace of 445,000)

NE Region 22,000 unit pace (Down 12.0% from Oct & Down 33.3% from November 2013’s pace)

Midwest Region 59,000 unit pace (Down 6.3 from Oct & Up 3.5 from November 2013’s pace)

South Region 233,000 unit pace (Down 6.4% from Oct & Down 1.2% from November 2013’s pace)

West Region 124,000 unit pace (Up 14.8% from Oct & Up 1-.7% from November 2013’s pace)

Release Date 12-23-14





LATEST NEW HOUSING STARTS
November’s Annualized Starts: 1,028,000 units
(Down 1.6% from the revised 1,045,000 for October
and Down 7.0% from the 1.105,000 for November 2013)
Release date 12/16/14



NEW BUILDING PERMITS for November were 1,035,000
Down 5.2% from the revised 1,092,000 for October
and Down 0.2% from the
1,037,000 for November, 2013
Release date 12/16/14

NAHB HOME BUILDERS' INDEX:

December 2014 Overall index = 57 (Down 1)
- Present Sales = 61 (Down 1)
- Plans to Buy in 6 Mos = 65 (Down 1)
- Buyer Traffic = 45 (Unchanged)
Release date 12/15/14


Home Loan Interest Rates WEEKLY CLOSING LEVEL: (as defined by the Fannie Mae & /or Freddie Mac delivery rates.)

Week Ending 1/16/15 = 2.99%; Down 22 BP
from 3.21% for the week ending 1/9/15

 

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