US home sales fell deeper than expected in January

In January, the fall in sales to the lowest since November 2015 level in the secondary housing market was recorded in the United States. According to the National Association of Realtors, the figure for December fell by 1.2% to 4 million 940 thousand homes. Economists forecast its growth to 5 million homes. These data, combined with a decrease in sales in previous months, indicate a weakening of the American housing market. At the same time, in January there was a minimum rate of increase in the cost of housing since February 2012. Compared to December, the average price increased by 2.8% and amounted to 247.5 thousand dollars. The number of houses put up for sale by sellers amounted to 1 million 590 thousand, which is 3.9% more than in December.

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