The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 3.5 percent to 109.3 in October.
Texas, Florida and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico were hit hardest by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Lenders routinely offer grace periods and forbearances in cases of national disaster, but time is running out.
We saw a nice pickup in October as it gained +1.4% vs est of 0.4%. YOY it is now up 2.9%. Overall a very good report.
Amazon has begun accepting advance orders for its AWS DeepLens camera, for delivery in April, 2018. It will sell for $249.