Sales of new homes on the up af­ter strong show­ing in

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

NEW home sales in­creased in both the month and quar­ter of Septem­ber 2013, said the Hous­ing In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion, the voice of Aus­tralia’s res­i­den­tial build­ing in­dus­try.

‘‘To­tal new home sales reached their high­est level in over two years in Septem­ber 2013,’’ said HIA chief econ­o­mist Dr Har­ley Dale. ‘‘Given the re­cov­ery in sales is oc­cur­ring from a record low and that the up­ward mo­men­tum ap­peared to be stalling in mid-2013, this Septem­ber out­come is very pos­i­tive.’’

The HIA New Home Sales re­port, a sur­vey of Aus­tralia’s largest vol­ume builders, showed that to­tal sea­son­ally ad­justed new home sales

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