"Good" housing news expected this week, but does it really matter to you?

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Happy/sad

Housing sales up. Housing sales down. Home prices up. Home prices down. Mortgage rates higher. Mortgage rates lower. It's a wonder the entire country isn't suffering from motion sickness by now!

Since the fiscal mess began, we have been "treated" to seemingly non-stop reporting giving us monthly and often daily temperature readings of the nation's economic state. Sometimes we feel reassured. Sometimes we feel like we've been hit over the head with a sledgehammer.

The truth is, no one set of figures does a trend make, and we shouldn't get too up or too down by any one particular set of reports.