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Home Sales Plummet

Southland home sales plummeted more than 21% last month from last July.  It's their biggest drop in over two years.  MDA DataQuick said today the drop from about 24-thousand homes last July to around 19-thousand last month came as federal tax credits that had been fueling sales expired.

The firm says last month was the slowest July since 2007 when just under 18-thousand homes sold.