New Home Sales Skyrocket 17.5% – NOT

New home sales are likely up 10% (22,000 in December vs 20,000 in November) using historical November and December sales unadjusted sales data. The seasonal adjustment factors used by the U.S. Census are distorting the data.

Solid Improvement for Business Sales in November 2010

The combined business community including manufacturing shows a solid 1.3% sales sales increase – although not at record levels.