-Sales of existing homes rose from January to February in an unexpected lift for the slumping housing market as buyers took advantage of deep discounts on foreclosures.
The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes increased 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.72 million last month, from 4.49 million units in January. It was the largest sales jump since July 2003.
-That was great news for buyers, who are paying the most attractive prices in years. Plus, interest rates have sunk to historic lows.
You’ll have to click through to the article to read the fine print. ;-) Regardless, it’s good to see a positive spin in the national media instead of the oh so beaten dead horse that is the negative.