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By Matthew Carreon | Mortgage Broker
or Lender in Newport Beach, CA

Existing Home Sales Down 27 Percent In July

Existing home sales, which include single-family houses, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, fell 27.2 percent in July, according to The National Association of Realtors. Sales of single-family homes were at their lowest level since May 1995. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, said the soft sales pace was largely due to the lingering effects of the homebuyer tax credit. Since the tax credit’s expiration, sales have fallen 34 percent. Yun believes sales will continue to be slow through September, but record-low mortgage rates and high affordability combined with an improvement in the job market could lead to a quick recovery. More here and here.

Matthew R. Carreon
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Leveraged Home Equity
895 Dove St., 3rd Fl.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 888-386-3221
Cell: 562-244-2873
Fax: 877-500-8670
Email: mcarreon@leveragedhomeequity.com
Website: www.matthewcarreon.com

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