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Published April 23, 2010, 10:11 AM

Midwest Homes Sales Up

The National Association of Realtors says Midwest home sales jumped nearly 20 percent over last year as buyers continued to go after expiring federal tax credits.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The National Association of Realtors says

Midwest home sales jumped nearly 20 percent over last year as

buyers continued to go after expiring federal tax credits.

Figures released Thursday show 97,000 sales of existing homes in

March across the 11-state region. The median sales price was flat

$139,300.

The Midwest trends were reflected nationwide. Non-seasonally

adjusted figures showed total U.S. home sales increased 20 percent

last month. The median price was also flat at $170,700.

Home sales increased in all but one of the 12 major Midwestern

cities tracked in the Associated Press-Re/Max Monthly Housing

Report. Sales in the one exception, Cleveland, were flat with

year-ago levels.

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