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U.S. Homeowner Vacancy Rate Rises

Reuters
Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

The share of U.S. homes owned but empty rose to 2.7 percent at the end of September, the Census Bureau said Friday, in a signs of weakness in the housing sector.

The rate, which was up from the 2.6 percent reported in the second quarter, indicates that a large share of the nation's homes are on the market but not selling, said Dean Baker, a director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington.

"There are a lot of vacant homes out there and a lot of pressure on many homeowners to sell," he said.

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