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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Sales of newly constructed single-family homes spiked 11% in June to an annualized rate of 384,000 homes, according to a report released Monday.
The gain over May was much greater than expected. A consensus of housing industry analysts had forecast seasonally adjusted sales of 352,000, according to Breifing.com.
However, sales are still 21% below the levels of a year ago, when new homes sold in June at an annualized rate of 488,000, according to the report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Four years ago, during the height of the housing boom, the sales rate for June was 1,374,000, nearly three-and-a-half times higher than last month.
Still, the report was very positive, according to Peter Morici, an economics professor at the University of Maryland who had forecast June sales to be at the 350,000 level. "That is really good news. Considering what's going on in existing home sales, with all the foreclosure activity sending down home prices, for new homes to jump like that is a good indicator that the economy is bottoming out."
Sporting Goods & Outdoor Equipment
Have a little fun on your vacations without having to get in the car. Play games on a rainy day, or outside in the yard while the sun's shining, the barbecue's smokin' and you and your guests just want to hang out for awhile.
Many vacation homes and resorts are centered around golf because golfers love their sport so much, they need a place to go anytime they want to play. And sometimes they live there all the time. It's an enjoyable pastime that requires constant practice.
If you're near a National Forest or attraction, strolling along the shore, or just climbing the nearest hill to have a look around, a daypack comes in very handy. Here's where you'll find quality outdoor gear for your hiking needs.
If you love quiet scenic trails, picnics in the snow, and just being in the mountains to enjoy skiing, boarding and snowshoeing, the equipment you use can improve your performance and comfort.
There's nothing like the lake, an ocean or a lazy river on a hot summer day. Riding wet and wild, canoeing, kayaking, even jumping off a Bongo Bouncing Platform. The cool water keeps you energized. You can jump, dive or paddle all day.
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Old Town Guide 147 Canoe. A family fun canoe made of low-maintenance polypropyleneStable enough for fishing or nature watching, versatile and durable enough for family outings, the Guide canoes offer a unique cross-section and stabilizing chines for exceptional stability and rugged durability. Its sharp entry makes for surprisingly efficient paddling. The hull is constructed of PolyLink3, using three-layer linear polyethylene technology for stiffness, low weight and built-in flotation at an affordable price. With a foam core that provides built-in flotation and insulates against cold and noise, these canoes are stiffer and more durable than single-layer canoes with keelsons. Each canoe features black vinyl gunwales, polyethylene deck with grab handles, contoured seats and an ash carrying yoke. Application: Fishing, recreational Length: 14'7" Boat Beam: 38" Weight: 74lb. Capacity: 883lb. Hull Material: PolyLink3 Hull Construction: Three-layer linear polyethylene technology Deck Features: Polyethylene decks with grab handles, stained ash carrying yoke, black vinyl gunwales Seat(s): Two Available Accessories: Paddles, sold separately Warranty: One year
Many vacation homes are on a lake, river, stream or right on the ocean. Fishing plays a large part in enjoying a great vacation for a lot of people. Kids love it, and many of them never outgrow it. Relaxation and excitement rolled into one.