Hew Home Sales Rebound In The South As Home Prices Plunge To 13-Month Lows

Following major disappointment in exiting-home-sales, May New Home Sales exploded higher, up 6.7% MoM (smashing expectations of 0.8% gain) helped by a major downward revision to April.

New home sales were flat or negative in 3 of 4 regions: Northeast: -10%, Midwest: 0%, West: -8.7%, but South soared from 347K to 409K annualized, a 17.9% surge...

That is the biggest MoM spike since Jan 2014...

Perhaps the rebound in home sales was driven by the plunge in prices?

Median new home sale price dropped to $313k (from Dec highs at $343k) to the lowest since April 2017...

 

US Homebuilder stocks however, continue to track the macro trend weaker in US housing data...