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U.S. purchases of new homes fell in June to the slowest pace in eight months, while the median selling price declined to the lowest in more than a year, adding to signs the housing market is cooling, according to government data Wednesday. Single-family home sales dropped 5.3% m/m to 631k annualized pace (est. 668k) after 666k rate (revised from 689k). Median sales price decreased 4.2% y/y to $302,100. Supply of homes at current sales rate climbed to 5.7 months, the longest since August, from 5.3 months. Demand weakened in three of four U.S. regions, including a 7.7% drop in the South, the largest area. The decline in sales left 301,000 homes available nationwide in June, the most since March 2009.

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