TABLE-U.S. April single-family home sales rose 14.8 pct

May 26 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. Commerce Department reported sales
of new single-family homes, seasonally adjusted, with percent
changes from prior month (numbers in 1,000s).

Pct Apr Mar (Prev) Feb (Prev) Apr09
Total Units 14.8 504 439 411 338 324 341
By Region: Pct Apr Mar (Prev) Feb (Prev)
Northeast unch 39 39 38 31 28
Midwest 31.6 75 57 49 49 47
South 10.8 278 251 231 170 161
West 21.7 112 92 93 88 88

Total sales of new single-family homes rose 47.8 percent
from 2009.

In 1,000s: Apr Mar (Prev) Feb (Prev)
Actual Units Sold 48 39 38 27 25
Sales Prices:
Mean 249.5 262.0 258.6 285.7 290.9
Median 198.4 219.6 214.0 219.7 221.6
Note-Actual number of new single-family units sold is not
seasonally adjusted.

Monthly percent changes of total sales, seasonally
adjusted, from prior months as follows:

Mar (Prev) Feb (Prev) Jan (Prev)
Total Units 29.9 26.9 -3.2 -4.1 -2.0 -4.2
Number of Months: Apr Mar (Prev) Feb (Prev)
Supply of Homes 5.0 6.2 6.7 8.2 8.6
1,000 units: Apr Mar (Prev) Feb (Prev)
End-Month Inventory 211 227 228 232 233

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of economists forecast:

U.S. April single-family home sales 430,000 units

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TABLE-U.S. April single-family home sales rose 14.8 pct