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On Friday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report for January showing plunging sales with total home sales falling 5.1% since December and falling 5.1% below the level seen in January 2013.

Single family home sales also crashed dropping 5.8% from December falling a notable 6% below the level seen in January 2013 while the median selling price increased 10.4% above the level seen a year earlier.

Inventory of single family homes increased from December to 1.69 million units and climbed 7% above the level seen in January 2013 which, along with the sales pace, resulted in a monthly supply of 5.0 months.

The following charts (click for full-screen dynamic version) shows national existing single family home sales, median home prices, inventory and months of supply since 2005.


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Source: Existing Home Sales Report: January 2014