Pace of new-home sales suggests steady housing strength

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Total housing inventory slipped 0.5% at the end of July to 1.92 million existing homes available for sale and is unchanged from last year’s total. Unsold inventory rests at a 4.3-month supply at the.

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. housing starts jumped 18.6 percent in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight.

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 · There are several ways to measure the strength of the housing market in the United States. One is to look at macroeconomic figures such as new home sales and existing home sales.

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Mortgage rates remain steady The increase in new home sales and mortgage activity comes just after reports that mortgage rates have remained around low levels last seen in November. Freddie Mac recently revealed that mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage average 4.28 percent during the week ending Feb. 13.

New home sales surged forward in January and inventories dipped to their lowest in 8 years as housing demand continues to return. On an annual seasonally-adjusted basis, new homes sold at a 437,000 pace in January, up 15.6% from December and 28.9% from a year ago.

It’s a statistic that suggests housing market weakness. However, in looking at a different component of the New Home Sales report – the supply of homes for sale – we’re forced to reconsider. At the current pace of sales, every new home for sale nationwide would be "sold" in a matter of 6.1 months.

Builders report foot traffic through model units to be at the highest rate since mid-last decade. This, combined with a shrinking supply of homes for sale, has contributed to a rise in new home sale prices and suggests even higher home prices in 2013. Like most of the U.S. housing market, new construction appears to have bottomed in October 2011.