2 Attachment(s) Sales of recently-built properties stumbled in April, as builders re-treated following a March surge that marked the strongest marketing speed in 10 years.

New house sales ran at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 569,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was below the MarketWatch consensus forecast of A610,000 yearly speed, but was offset by upward revisions that are sharp to information from preceding months.

In certain, March's tempo was revised around a speed of 642,000, the greatest since October 2007. April's figures were 11.4% lower for the month, but 0.5% higher than in the same period a year ago.

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The the federal government new-home sales data are based on small samples and therefore are often seriously revised. Sales in the first four months of the year are working around 1-3% higher compared to the same period a year ago.