have been less promising. The Associated Press reported home resale numbers rose 7 percent in November compared to the month before, but sales of new homes fell by 11 percent from October.
The Midwest was the only strong region of the housing market in the United States. New home sales in November, compared to October, fell by 21 percent in the South, 9 percent in the West and 3 percent in the Northeast. In the heart of the nation, however, the sales of new houses rose by 21 percent.