Existing home sales, including single-family and condo, were down in the second quarter. This contrasts with a record set in the same period last year. Twenty states showed increases in sales activity from a year ago.
For the quarter, existing home sales showed a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.69 million units, down 7 percent from the 7.19 million a year earlier.
Alaska posted the nation’s biggest sales increase — up 48.6 percent. Arkansas was second with 17.9 percent.