FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, file photo, a worker 

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, file photo, a worker adjusts a scaffold at the site of a new residential construction project in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Sales of new homes in the United States dipped slightly in August from July but the median price of homes sold during the month rose by a record amount. New-home sales edged down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 373,000 in August, a dip of 0.3 percent from July's revised rate of 374,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, file photo, a worker adjusts a scaffold at the site of a new residential construction project in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. Sales of new homes in the United States dipped slightly in August from July but the median price of homes sold during the month rose by a record amount. New-home sales edged down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 373,000 in August, a dip of 0.3 percent from July's revised rate of 374,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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