Existing Home Sales, Prices, Continue To Rise

Washington, DC, June 24, 2013 -- Existing-home sales in May rose 4.2% to the highest rate since November 2009, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Sales of existing homes in May, a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million, were 12.9% higher than during the same period last year.

Meanwhile, the median existing-home price hit $208,000 in May, the highest since 2008. That's up 15.4% from the same period last year.