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Survey: Minorities, singles boost home sales 4.1 percent

CHICAGO -- Minorities and singles cashed in on a vibrant economy, high consumer confidence and low mortgage rates to help boost home sales 4.1 percent in 1997, a new survey found. While married and white buyers continued to make up the bulk of new and existing home sales, singles and minority buyers showed double-digit gains and are poised to show "spectacular" influence, the study's author said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/15/bus_222498.shtml
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Home sales up 4.1 percent in '97

CHICAGO -- Minorities and singles cashed in on a vibrant economy, high consumer confidence and low mortgage rates to help boost home sales 4.1 percent in 1997, a new survey found. While married and white buyers continued to make up the bulk of new and existing home sales, singles and minority buyers showed double-digit gains and are poised to show "spectacular" influence, the study's author said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/08/bus_222056.shtml
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Middle America flocks back to home-sales marketplace

CHICAGO - Middle-income Americans were less worried about losing their jobs last year and more inclined to trade up to bigger homes, a new survey of home sales shows. "This was a very good year. There were fewer headlines about corporate America cutting back and a much higher level of consumer confidence," said John Pfister, vice president of Chicago Title and Trust Co., the appraisal and title insurance company that conducted the survey. "In general, people were looking for bigger and better homes."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/29/biz_203256.shtml
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