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December Home Sales Second Highest on Record

...“2009 came in like a lamb and went out like a lion,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “The year began with home sales trending at a 25-year low and ended at a 20-year high. Low mortgage interest rates, pent-up demand and improving economic conditions were key drivers of consumer demand.”

“Considerable momentum in the housing market is expected to carry through the first quarter of 2010, before home sales begin to moderate as a result of eroding affordability and less pent-up demand,” added Muir.

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