Tracking the economy and consumer credit around the world is what Moody’s Analytics is all about. Below, they use data from the U.S. Commerce Department to show the ups and downs of single-family home sales. The coolest thing about this chart? They’ve expanded the slider tool to allow viewers to search for sales back to 1963.

 

 

You can see that 2012 ended with relatively stagnant sales after a multi-year decrease. But with such a tumultuous history, will it be possible to predict the future of the country’s housing market? Data journalism at it’s finest – Moody’s chart telling their own stories with the numbers. Read more about what these numbers mean in a Yahoo article that discusses these sales trends, and keep up with Moody’s to track more info from all sectors of the economy.

Chart: New Single-Family Houses Sold (Thousands)Description: New single-family houses sold in thousandsTags: moodys, housing, united statesAuthor: Moody’s Analyticscharts powered by iCharts