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Existing home sales rise in April

Existing home sales rose 0.6 percent in April and climbed 9.7 percent above the level seen a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors' Existing Homes Sales Report. 

By Guest blogger / May 22, 2013

The National Association of Realtors' Existing Home Sales Report for April shows an increase in sales with total home sales rising 0.6 percent since March and climbing 9.7 percent above the level seen in April 2012.

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Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report for April showing an increase in sales with total home sales rising 0.6% since March and climbing 9.7% above the level seen in April 2012. 

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Single family home sales also improved climbing 1.2% from March rising 9.0% above the level seen in April 2012 while the median selling price increased a notable 11% above the level seen a year earlier. 

Inventory of single family homes increased from March to 1.92 million units but still remained 11.9% below the level seen in April 2012 which, along with the sales pace, resulted in a monthly supply of 5.3 months. 

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