Inquiring minds are investigating Texas MLS Residential Housing Activity and home sale statistics.

A tip of the hat to “Rob” who sent the above link.

July 2010 Sales 16,729
July 2009 Sales 22,426
July 2008 Sales 23,636
July 2007 Sales 27,387
July 2006 Sales 27,586
July 2005 Sales 26,147
July 2004 Sales 24,031
July 2003 Sales 21,870
July 2002 Sales 19,660
July 2001 Sales 19,532
July 2000 Sales 17,866
July 1999 Sales 18,653
July 1998 Sales 18,021
July 1997 Sales 15,385

Be prepared for a reported collapse in home sales and for economists everywhere to be surprised by it.

This is a 25.4% decline vs. July 2009.
This is a 22.6% decline vs. June 2010.

June 2010 sales were 21,610.

While not as important as new home sales, think of all the carpeting, landscaping, appliance upgrades, cabinets, etc., that will all go “poof” right along with this decline.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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