U.S. Pending Home Sales Fell by More Than Expected in February (-7.19% YoY) With Sinking Real GDP Growth

US pending home sales declined -2.3% MoM and -7.19% YoY as US GDP sinks like a paralyzed falcon,

(Bloomberg) — The National Association of Realtors’ index of pending home sales decreased 2.3% in September from a month earlier to 116.7, largest drop since April, according to data released Thursday. 

The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 0.5% advance.

Compared with a year earlier, contract signings were down 7.2% on an unadjusted basis”

Forecast range from -4.6% to 4.5% from 30 economists surveyed

Signings declined in all four U.S. regions from the prior month, led by a 3.5% drop in the Midwest
Unlike existing-home sales, which are calculated when a contract closes, the index of pending home sales is based on contract signings

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