Home sales dropped to lowest scale

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On: Jun 2020

American home sales declined to their lowest level in more than nine and a half years in the month of May, boosting expectations for a huge decline in housing industry activity in the 2nd quarter following disturbance caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The recent reports from the National Association of Realtors represented the lowest annual home price gain in over 8 years.

The drop in existing American home sales reflected halting on agreements signed in March and April, when almost the overall nation was under lockdowns to minimize the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. With the numerous applications for home loans increasing to an eleven-year high in current weeks amid lower mortgage rates, May was mostly the unpleasant for the existing housing industry.

Previous week’s data showed a massive rebound in building allowances in May. But around 20 million people are jobless and housing supply remains difficult. The chief economist said that American home sales may bounce back with extraordinary demand following the lockdown of the economy commencing in March, but the large scale of unemployment and concerns consumers rebuilding their savings may restrict sales.

There is still a longer period needed for the recovery of the US economy.  Existing house sales declined to 9.7 percent to a seasonally annual rate of 3.91 million units previous month, the lowest sales level since October 2010. It was the 3rd straight monthly decline.