Department of Numbers

Wednesday December 21, 2011

Existing home sales revised down 14.3%

CalculatedRisk and Tom Lawler used HousingTracker data to help estimate the NAR revision to existing home sales would be reduced by about 13%. Today the NAR announced a 14.3% downward revision. Pretty good!

Update: It looks like it might not be the last revision.

Wednesday December 14, 2011

Median age at first marriage continues to climb.

In 2010, the median age at first marriage for women was 26.5 years, and for men it was 28.7 years. Fifty years ago, the comparable ages were about six years younger for both genders.