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Unformatted text preview: cities such as Washington DC, Miami, and New York. 3. What are the implications for the economy when new home sales increase? The implications for the economy are enormous. New- home sales more than 901,000 new-single family homes in 2001 alone-pump up homebuilders and create demand for lumber, carpeting, washing machines, furniture, and the other things that go into homes. Perhaps more important, rising housing wealth, which increased by roughly $ 1 trillion in 2001, puts money into consumers pockets by means of home equity loans and mortgage refinancing. That in turn fuels consumer spending....
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