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existing home sales

Oct 21, 2013 — Though sales edged down in September from August, they were still well above the pace of a year earlier. Much more will be learned about how the economy fared last month when data on jobs and unemployment are released Tuesday.
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Aug 21, 2013 — The increase pushed sales of previously owned homes to their highest level since November 2009. The data from the National Association of Realtors are another sign that the housing sector has bounced back.
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Apr 22, 2013 — The housing sector has been one of the economy's bright spots, and economists expect that to continue. But they also say that until new-home construction catches up, the supply of homes for sale will remain tight.
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Jan 22, 2013 — The housing market continues to show signs that it's on the mend. Both sales and prices are up from a year ago.
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Mar 23, 2012 — While down 0.9 percent in February from January, they were still up 8.8 percent from February 2011.
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Jan 20, 2012 — An estimated 4.26 million existing homes were sold last year, the National Association of Realtors says. Sales appeared to pick up in December, hitting an 11-month high.
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Dec 21, 2011 — While it says sales of existing homes rose 4 percent in November from October, the National Association of Realtors also reported today that there were about 2.9 million fewer homes sold from the start of 2007 through the end of 2010 than thought.
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Sep 21, 2011 — Sales of existing homes rose 7.7 percent in August from July, the National Association of Realtors says.
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Jul 20, 2011 — There was an unusual increase in the number of canceled contracts, the National Association of Realtors says. It isn't yet known why cancellations rose, but tight credit may have been a factor.
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Jun 21, 2011 — The reasons include bad weather and higher gasoline prices. Regardless, sales were down nearly 4 percent in May from April and were off more than 15 percent from a year earlier.
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