HIA New Home Sales
- Detached home sales up 2.2%
- Multi unit sales +2.1%
Chief economist at HIA, Harley Dale says "key leading indicators of new home building" consistent with very healthy national construction volumes persisting throughout the H1 of 2016
- Notes very large differences in new housing conditions across the states
- Leading indicators in coming months will be closely watched "to determine the magnitude of any risk that the second half of 2016 is materially weaker for new home building than the first half of the year"