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This Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo shows a "House for Sale by Owner" sign in a yard in Fort Washington, Pa. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in September. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey.