US Pending Home Sales Off in April

US Pending Home Sales Off in April

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX April had a record decline in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, a reflection of the broader shutdown of economic activity in response to the C-19 coronavirus chaos outbreak. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Thursday that pending home sales index dove 21.8% from the prior month to a level of […]

US Pending Home Sales Reached 21-Month High in September

US Pending Home Sales Reached 21-Month High in September

The US housing market is still benefiting from lower mortgage rates, as more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5% from August to September to 108.7, its highest level since December 2017. Measured Y-Y, pending home sales have risen 3.9%. Home […]

Dubai Tops World in Tourist Spending Again

Dubai Tops World in Tourist Spending Again

$MA Dubai leads Mastercard’s index that measures per person per day spending New statistics released from Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveal visitors on average spend more per day in Dubai than anywhere else. The data from Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) shows visitors spent an average of $553 per person per day in the emirate, far […]

US Housing Demand Surprises Pessimistic Economists

US Housing Demand Surprises Pessimistic Economists

FLASH: More on The Trump Policies ‘working’; Contracts to buy previously owned homes rose to 8-month highs in March, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. The NAR’s pending home sales index increased to a reading of 105.8, +3.8% from the previous month and the highest since July. February’s index was unrevised at 101.9. Economists polled […]

US Mortgage Rates Fall, Home Sales Rise

US Mortgage Rates Fall, Home Sales Rise

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January as lower mortgage rates gave the real estate market a boost. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday its pending home sales index rose 4.6% last month to 103.2. The rebound has come as average 30-year mortgage rates have fallen since peaking at nearly 5% in early […]

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Contracts to buy previously owned US homes fell for a 2nd month running in April one a supply squeeze, but the housing market recovery remains supported by a strong labor market. The National Association of Realtors(NAR) said Wednesday its Pending Home Sales […]