TABLE-U.S. Jan pending home sales rose 4.5 pct

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:59am EST

Feb 27 (Reuters) - National Association of Realtors monthly index of pending sales of existing U.S. homes, seasonally adjusted.

Jan Dec DecPrev Jan'12 Pending index 105.9 101.3 101.7 96.7

Dec Nov Prev Jan'13/12 Pct change +4.5 -1.9 -4.3 +9.5

Pending home sales indices by region, adjusted:

Jan Dec Jan'12 Northeast 84.8 78.4 76.7 Midwest 105.0 100.5 89.2 South 119.3 112.7 107.2 West 102.1 102.0 103.7

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of Wall Street economists forecast:

U.S. Jan. pending home sales +1.5 pct

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