Morning Minute: New home sales rise 1.5 percent in March

The Christian Science Monitor reports this morning in, “New home sales climb 1.5 percent, bolstering housing recovery” that new home sales rose 1.5 percent in March compared to February and were up even more, 18.5 percent, from a year ago, based on data released Tuesday by the Commerce Department.

More news headlines:

New home sales strengthen as U.S. Builders drive growth – Daily Herald (via Bloomberg News)

New-home sales slightly up in March – Medill News Service

Health of housing market improved in March -Kane County Chronicle

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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