Commercial Real Estate

Statistically Speaking: NAR and Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

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Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate NAR

Fox news reported from Washington AP, that U.S. homes sold faster in September this year than was reported at this time last year. Sales of existing homes it was reported by the National Association of Realtors rose 2.4 per cent in a month. This news was followed by the statement that this was the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million. And the sales rate has dropped 1.7 percent over the past twelve months.

Existing Homes vs New Homes: Why decrease when anticipating increase?

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Existing Home Sales

National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun offered an analysis of the decline in existing home sales in August and early September. This change in the market was a 2% decrease. That doesn’t sound like much except for the fact that we were anticipating an increase based on recent history.

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