Improved Housing Numbers Reported

Larry O. Doss Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Associated Press reported Monday that the number of homebuyers in the country, who purchased previously owned homes posted a monthly jump - the largest in nearly eight years. Hopefully, this provides a significant sign that the housing market Is showing some recovery.

According to The National Association of Realtors (NAR), the seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in April surged 6.7 percent to 90.3. This far exceeded forecasts by analysts, and represents the largest jump since October 2001, when pending sales rose 9.2 percent.

The news is encouraging, and Wall Street stock indexes advanced modestly with the news as well. For a more detailed Associated Press report of this story via KCRA News, you can click the link below.

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