WASHINGTON D.C. ( TheStreet) -- Home sales spiked 6.2% in October to 430,000, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development -- news that sent the stock price of most of the major homebuilders on an upswing Wednesday morning.
The new-home sales numbers not only beat the September level of 405,000 home sales, but were also 5.1% above the October 2008 level of 409,000.
While recent housing industry reports showed a
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There was also positive news about the median home price increasing for the seventh-consecutive month