Pending Home Sales See Biggest Collapse Since May 2010: Weather, Affordability Blamed

Thursday, January 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
01/30/2014

Pending Home Sales collapsed 8.7% month-over-month – the worst since May 2010 – missing by the most in over 3 years. This is a 6.1% drop YoY. Sellside consensus (-0.3%) was unaware of the horrible weather in December until 13 minutes ago. Of course, analysts could never have guessed that weather could have an impact (and ths reduce their expectations) but NAR’s Larry Yun notes “unusually disruptive weather” prevented buyers from looking. However, he goes on to add that “Home prices rising faster than income is also giving pause to some potential buyers.” This unusually honest line from the realtor mouthpiece is notable.

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