2012 home resales best in 5 years

They dipped in December, but analysts blame budget, tax jitters

Posted: January 23, 2013 at 3:54 a.m.

U.S. sales of previously owned homes dipped in December from November, in part because of a limited supply of available homes. But for all of 2012, sales rose to their highest level in five years.

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