2009 New Home sales to date=292
2008 New Home sales for the same time frame=339
This is about a 14 % decrease in new homes sold.
The following represents new and existing homes sold, Jan 1-Nov 28
I will let you draw your own conclusions from this data but will add that if you are think about buying a home it is a great time to do so with interest rates low and buyer incentives from Uncle Sam and sellers. Don't wait and miss the boat.