TABLE-U.S. April existing home sales rose 7.6 pct

May 24 (BestGrowthStock) – The following is data on U.S. existing
home sales from the National Association of Realtors (seasonally
adjusted annual rates):
Units Sold (in mlns) Apr Mar MarPrev Feb Apr09
Total Existing Homes 5.77 5.36 5.35 5.01 4.70
Single Family 5.05 4.70 4.68 4.36 4.19
Condos/Co-ops 0.720 0.660 0.670 0.650 0.506
Units Sold, Pct Change Apr Mar MarPrev Apr10/09
Total Existing Homes 7.6 7.0 6.8 22.8
Single Family 7.4 7.8 7.3 20.5
Condos/Co-ops 9.1 1.5 3.1 42.3

Apr Mar MarPrev Feb Apr09
Total Median Price 173.1 169.6 170.7 164.6 166.5
Median Pct Change 2.1 3.0 3.7 4.0
Average Price 218.3 214.5 215.4 208.7 208.6
Average Pct Change 1.8 2.8 3.2 4.7
Units Available (mlns) 4.044 3.626 3.584 3.531 3.937
Months Worth of Supply 8.4 8.1 8.0 8.5 10.1

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:

U.S. April existing home sales at 5.65 mln unit rate

U.S. April existing home sales +5.6 pct

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TABLE-U.S. April existing home sales rose 7.6 pct