US home sales drop 7.3% in December

The number of homes sold in the US fell by 7.3% in December, according to new figures from the US department of commerce.

25th January, 2013
US home sale fell 7.3 per cent in December

Purchases of new US homes unexpectedly dropped in December, indicating the US housing rebound will take time to develop after the industry completed its first year of recovery.

Sales declined 7.3 per cent to a 369,000 annual pace following a 398,000 rate in November that was higher than previously estimated and the strongest in more than two years, US Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg...

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