Monthly Archives: August 2021

National new home sales metrics for July; 2021

August 24, 2021 ‐ The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for July 2021: NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES JULY 2021 New Houses Sold1: 708,000 New Houses For … Continue reading

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Conference Board Leading Economic Index for July; 2021

NEW YORK, August 19, 2021…The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased by 0.9 percent in July to 116.0 (2016 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in June and a 1.2 percent increase in May. “The U.S. LEI … Continue reading

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National new home metrics for July; 2021

Building Permits Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,635,000. This is 2.6 percent (±0.9 percent) above the revised June rate of 1,594,000 and is 6.0 percent (±0.9 percent) above … Continue reading

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Conference Board report on the influence of global travel bans

Report: Pandemic Travel Restrictions Inflict Substantial Toll on Global Growth and Trade—with No Clear End in Sight   NEW YORK, August 11, 2021…A year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared, travel bans remain in place around the … Continue reading

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