"The solid new home sales rate in December was fueled by a lack of existing inventory in the resale market and declining interest rates...The rise in sales also coincides with our latest builder surveys, which show a marked increase in future sales expectations because of falling mortgage rates." (Article link below.) http://www.worldpropertyjournal.com/real-estate-news/united-states/tampa-real-estate-news/real-estate-news-new-home-sales-data-for-2023-us-department-of-housing-and-urban-development-us-census-bureau-sales-data-of-newly-built-single-family--14017.php