According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the sale of newly built, single-family homes rose 8.3% in June 2017, to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate 1,215,000 units.
That is encouraging news for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and very much in line with its forecast for a steady and gradual recovery of the housing market.
“We can expect further growth in new home sales throughout the year, spurred on by employment gains and a rise in household formations,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “As the supply of existing homes remains tight, more consumers will turn to new construction.”
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