Thursday, May 19, 2011

Existing Home Sales Report: April 2011

Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report for April showing a trifecta of housing malaise, notable declines to both sales and prices as well as climbing inventory.

Single family home sales declined 0.5% from March falling 12.6% below the level seen last year while the median selling price declined a notable 5.4% below the level seen in April 2010.

Further, inventory of single family homes remains high climbing 11.4% from March but declining 2.6% below the level seen in April 2010 which, combined with the relatively slow pace of sales, resulted in a jump in the monthly supply to 9.0 months.

The following charts (click for full-screen dynamic version) shows national existing single family home sales, median home prices, inventory and months of supply since 2005.