usatoday.com - Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in July than at any time in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery.
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes jumped 2.4% in July to 101.7. That's higher than June's 99.3. It's also the highest reading since April 2010, last month that buyers could qualify for a federal home-buying tax credit.
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