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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New-home sales in 2010 fall to lowest in 47 years

The title says it all.
The Commerce Department says sales for all of 2010 totaled 321,000, a drop of 14.4 percent from the 375,000 homes sold in 2009. It was the fifth consecutive year that sales have declined after hitting record highs for the five previous years when the housing market was booming.
Economists say it could be years before sales hit a healthy rate of 600,000 units a year
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