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Sales Under $250,000 Drive October's Existing-Home Sales Surge

48.5% of the increase in sales reported by NAR were under $250,000.  In the South, 51.6% of the sales were under $250,000.  The increase in sales was largely due to the expiration of the first-time homebuyers credit, which President Obama ended up extending and expanding.  Most experts expect the next couple of months sales to slide back a bit.