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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."
Security Cameras & Systems For Your Vacation Home
Whether you're a hundred miles away, or sitting in the living room of your vacation home, now you can monitor inside and out, during the day or at night. Many of these hook up to your television and VCR or DVR for recording. A lot of them are also web-ready so you can get live video of your vacation home right over the internet. Some even have their own monitors.
Find what's most important for your needs. You'll find a several systems that are web ready for remote monitoring with both video and audio. And, a lot of these cameras are wireless, so you don't have to run lines to your system. You can view everything right over the internet. Many of these cameras also have night vision security. Others will light up with a built-in motion detector and take a picture at the same time. Many potential burglars will flee from a motion sensing light, but they won't realize that they were captured with a digital camera at the same time.
When you're at your vacation home, you'll be able to see everything. You'll know if you've got a raccoon after the garbage cans, or reason to contact the police. Another bonus is you can use these cameras to view wildlife, too. Most of them transmit up to 300 feet.
Of course, you don't have to use these video monitoring systems just for intruders. They're perfect for keeping your eyes on the toddlers, whether they're inside or out. And, when they're not posing for the camera, you can get some natural footage of them on your recorder.
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