but what about the figures for the for-closures??????????? or do they call them 'snatch back - sell cheap to someone else' and bump up the figures !!!
Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May
Washington, DC, June 29, 2011 Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 8.2 percent to 88.8 in May from an upwardly revised 82.1 in April and is 13.4 percent higher than the 78.3 reading in May 2010. The data reflects contracts but not closings, which normally occur with a lag time of one or two months. This is the first time since April 2010 that ... (full story)