In the New Haven, CT market in November, closings of new homes sank year-over-year, and the decline was by a larger percentage than the October 2015. New home closings moved from 11 a year earlier to 5 after the figure moved from 6 in October 2014 to 5 in October 2015.

A total of 62 new homes were sold during the 12 months that ended in November, down from 68 for the year that ended in October.

5 of the 646 total closings were new home closings, a shift on a percentage basis from 11 out of 749 a year earlier. Closings of new and existing homes fell year-over-year in November after also falling in October year-over-year.

Pricing and Mortgage Trends

The average value of newly sold homes in November 2015 was $332,929, down from last year's $344,758. This came after a 12.4% fall in October from a year earlier.

Average mortgage size on new homes went from $217,129 a year earlier to $262,838. Average mortgage size on new homes went from $313,508 in October 2014 to $177,347 in October 2015.

Other Market Trends

As a share of new home closings, single-family home closings have risen from last year while the share belonging to attached units has fallen.

The average unit size of newly sold homes rose from 1,784 square feet a year earlier to 2,145 square feet.

Foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) closings increased in November from a year earlier and did not appear to be dragging the market. Foreclosures and REO closings, taken together, made up 23.7% of existing home closings, up from 22.4% a year earlier. The percentage of existing home closings involving foreclosures declined to 4.7% in November from 7.7% a year earlier while REO closings as a percentage of existing home closings increased to 19.0% from 14.6%.

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