Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Home Sales Drop to Lowest Ever Recorded

Bloomberg reports:

Sales of new homes in the U.S. fell in December to the lowest level on record, creating an unprecedented glut of unsold properties that casts doubt on any recovery in the industry this year.

Purchases dropped to an annual pace of 331,000, lower than all 70 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey, Commerce Department figures showed in Washington. Other reports today said orders for durable goods slumped for a fifth month and a record number of Americans were collecting jobless benefits.


Yes, the lowest on record... all the way back to 1963.