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Contracts to buy U.S. homes up, 1st time since June

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 28, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the first increase since June and a sign that the housing market might pick up after a sluggish start to the year.

The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 3.4 percent to 97.4 last month. Still, the index remains 7.9 percent below its level a year ago.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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