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Home Sales Way Up, But Still Very Low

By Matthew Yglesias on July 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

"Home Sales Way Up, But Still Very Low"


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The latest economic data:

Sales of new homes in the United States posted their largest monthly gain in eight years in June, the government reported on Monday, a sign that the housing market is bottoming as buyers take advantage of lower prices.

It’s true that this was a big month-to-month change, but if you look at it overall sales volume was still quite low; lower than at any month in 2003 or 2004 or 2005 or 2006 or 2007 and also lower than January, February, March, April, May, June, July, or August of 2008.


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