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Despite pandemic, region's pending home sales outrun last year's level | Coronavirus Economy daily chart

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Buyers of single-family homes overcame the obstacles of the coronavirus shutdown and managed to clinch more deals last week than in the comparable week of 2019. Here's a look at the data.

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