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October 24, 2007

Today's Housing Bubble Post - Home Sales Crater

-- by Dave Johnson

Existing-home sales crater in September on credit squeeze,

Sales of existing homes and condos fell 8% in September to the lowest level in at least eight years, further evidence that the credit squeeze in mortgage markets is hurting home sales, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

Sales of existing homes and condos fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million, the lowest since 1999, when the real estate group began tracking combined single-family and condo sales. The 8% drop was the largest monthly percentage decline in that period.

Nationwide, sales of existing homes were down 19.1% in September compared with September 2006.

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 24, 2007 7:51 AM

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