Homes Sales See Biggest Gain since July 2003

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Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose 5.5 percent last month, the biggest gain since July 2003.

The National Association of Realtors on Friday said that sales of existing home rose to a 5.18 million-unit annual rate from the 4.91 million-unit pace set in August. 

The median national home price declined 9 percent from a year ago to $191,600, the lowest level since April 2004.

Sales jumped 16.8 percent in the West, while rising 4.4 percent in the Midwest and 2.2 percent in the South. In the Northeast, sales fell 1.2 percent.

Sales of single-family homes, which represent the lion's share of the market, rose 6.2 percent. Sales of condominiums held steady.


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Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

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Oct 25, 2008 05:25 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

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Oct 25, 2008 05:29 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

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Oct 26, 2008 01:32 PM
Scott Magaw
The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

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Oct 26, 2008 01:42 PM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

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Oct 26, 2008 01:55 PM
Beaverton, ON

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Oct 29, 2008 03:34 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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