New-home sales hit 2-year high

Posted by Bonnie Martin Designated Broker on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 8:40am.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In another sign of a housing market recovery, new-home sales rose in September to the highest level in more than two years, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Sales sold at an annual rate of 389,000 homes in the month, according to the Census Bureau report, up 5.7% from the 368,000 sales pace in August. The last time sales were at this pace, in April 2010, they were being helped by a short-term home buyer's tax credit.

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