US Pending Home Sales Increased 0.8% in February But Down 21.1% Year-over-year As Fed Retreats (Negative YoY Growth For 20 Of Last 21 Months)

Pending home sales grew in February for the third consecutive month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three U.S. regions posted monthly gains, while the West declined. All four regions saw year-over-year decreases in transactions.

The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* — a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings — improved 0.8% to 83.2 in February. Year-over-year, pending transactions dropped by 21.1%. An index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001.

More notably, the YoY growth rate has been NEGATIVE for 20 of the last 21 months. And 15 straight months.

Biden’s energy policies + insane Federal spending = inflation = Fed slowing M2 Money growth. Hence, pending home sales YoY is down -21.1%.