Spring’ season gains are good news for Housing Market. New home sales spiked by nearly 20 percent year-over-year in March up to about 481,000, according to a report from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. It was the highest level the market has experienced since 2008.
Existing home sales also jumped in March, by 6.1 percent, the largest monthly increase since December 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors.
The NAR Pending Homes Sales Index increased by 11.1 percent year-over-year in March and has been gaining momentum hitting into its highest level in nearly two years.