New Home Sales In Midwest Up This Year Over 14 Percent From Same Time Last Year

The sale of new homes in the Midwest region of the U.S. is on the rise according to a report just released by the Census Bureau.  In July, new homes in the Midwest sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 78,000 homes, an increase of 9.9% from June and an 18.2% increase from July 2017 when the rates were 66,000 homes.  Year-to-date this year, though the end of July, there have been 50,000 actual new homes sold in the Midwest region, an increase of 14.2% from the same time last year when there had been 44,000 new homes sold year-to-date.

On a national level, new home sales are not performing as well as the Midwest region, but are still performing well.  In July, new homes were sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 627,000 homes, a decrease of 1.7% from the month before and an increase of 12.8% from July 2017. Year-to-date, through the end of July, there have been 401,000 new homes sold nationwide, an increase of 7.2% from the same time last year when there were 374,000 new homes sold year-to-date.

  

 

New Home Sales In Midwest Up Almost 6 Percent In May From Last Year

St Louis New Home SalesNew home sales in the midwest region during May 2014 increased 5.7 percent from a year ago, according to the latest information from the U.S. Census Bureau.  New homes sales in the midwest region of the U.S. were at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 74,000 homes during May.  New home sales for the month before, April 2014, were adjusted downward to an annual rate of 73,000 homes after first being reported at a rate of 84,000 homes.

The midwest region had the smallest month over month, as well as year-over-year, increase in new home sales of the four U.S. regions or the U.S. as a whole.

 

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