US October pending home sales -1.1% vs +1.0% expected
October pending home sales data:
- Prior was -2.2% (revised to -2.0%)
- Second consecutive drop after four gains
- Sales up 19.5% y/y vs +22.2% prior
Pending home transactions saw a small drop off from the prior month but still easily outperformed last year's numbers for October," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The housing market is still hot, but we may be starting to see rising home prices hurting affordability."