Business: Houses: The Year of the Big Buy

>"At this time last year I had sold exactly one house," says Pittsburgh Builder Vincent Amore. "This year I've already signed up $800,000 worth of business."

>"We sold only 18 houses all last year," reports Realtor John Rinello of Greenwich, Conn., "but we made 14 sales in the first four days of March alone. People have lost their fears."

>"In the last three weeks, our sales have doubled in just about all markets," adds Richard Wasserman, president of ITT Levitt Inc., the nation's largest home builder.

After more than a year of sluggishness, the...

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