US home sales down 5.1 pct. in January because of cold weather, tight supplies, higher costs

  • by: JOSH BOAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 2:16 PM

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing U.S. homes plummeted in January to the worst pace in 18 months. Cold weather, limited supplies of homes on the market and higher buying costs held back purchases.

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