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Home sales edge up in November but prices fall

Home sales edge up in November but prices fall

Sales of existing homes managed to eke out a small increase in November but the price of homes sold fell for a record fourth consecutive month, a real estate trade group reported Thursday.
The National Association of Realtors reported that sales of previously owned homes rose 0.6 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.28 million units. That followed a 0.5 percent sales increase in October and marked the first back-to-back sales gains since the spring of 2005.
The slight increases in sales were not enough to halt a slide in home prices. The median price for an existng home sold in November dropped to $218,000 (euro165,490), down 3.1 percent from the price a year ago. It was the first time on record that sales prices compared to a year ago have fallen for four straight months.


Updated : 2021-05-18 04:39 GMT+08:00