National Association of Realtors data shows that 5.22 million units were sold in October compared to 5.15 million in September and a forecast October result of 5.2 million. key takeaways. While the report shows the first increase in 6 months, October’s rate of sales is still 5.1% lower than this time last year.
Declining due to lack of housing inventory. Total existing home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 3.2% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million, down from a downwardly revised 5.56 million in December.
Ex-bond trader’s jury to decide between fraudster, ‘guinea pig’ NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) – The fate of a former jefferies group bond trader being tried a second time for defrauding clients is heading to a jury, after prosecutors and the defense battled over.