Still Going Up: NC, Texas, Montana
Smile if you are selling a vacation home in North Carolina. The National Association of Realtors reports that's where the biggest total sales increase was for the third quarter. Existing-home sales rose 9.7 percent compared with the third quarter of 2005. In Texas the third-quarter resale pace rose 8.6 percent from a year earlier, while Montana experienced the third strongest gain, up 6.4 percent.