U.S. Home Sales Rose Sharply in February
Last month I posted the startlingly high “PENDING SALES” figure for the short, rainy month of February, in which the highest number of pending sales was recorded for the last two years.
Today the national press reported that nationwide, pending sales rose sharply throughout the US. The interpretation is that the soon to expire Federal Tax Credit of $8,000 for first-time and $6,500 for existing home owner tax credits were promoting the increased buyer activity. Interestingly, the article reported that strong sales in the Midwest lead the charge, and that sales have declined in the Western States. As yet further proof that all real estate news is local, the numbers of pending Sonoma County home sales bucked the Western states trend. (Wait till you see the March numbers, coming soon!)