The 2010 housing market finished on a tear, and that momentum is carrying forward into 2011. Expect the spring season to show strongly, and for home prices to be on the rise.
After improving 1 percent in August, New Home Sales popped another 7 percent in September. It's no wonder homebuilder confidence is at a 5-month high.
The press is referring to the May New Home Sales report as "poor". A closer look, however, shows that may not be the case.
At the current sales pace, the nation's complete supply of new homes would be sold in just 5 month's time. That's more than double the pace of a year ago.
Like most housing data from November, the most recent New Home Sales report showed sales volume increasing last month, and home supplies falling.