New Home Sales Climb Nearly Ten Percent Sales of newly built homes jumped 9.6 percent in July, rising for the fourth month in a row and adding more evidence that the housing market is on the mend. washingtonpost.com The report reaffirms the positive trends reflected in other national housing market indicators. Yesterday, two closely watched indexes found that home prices were rising in most parts of the country. Home sales, construction activity and builder confidence have all risen in recent months. I guess that 8k incentive worked really well? If this link is unacceptable, please let me know, there are plenty talking about this today.