November’s new-home sales up a robust 4.4%

Posted: December 28, 2012 at 12:41 a.m.

A woman walks to a home for sale in November during a viewing for brokers in Leucadia, Calif. Sales of new homes rose 4.4 percent in November from October, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Americans bought new homes last month at the fastest pace in more than 2 1/2 years, further evidence of a sustained housing recovery.

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Business, Pages 21 on 12/28/2012