The latest information from Hanley Wood Market Intelligence shows declines in first quarter housing sales for 2006 compared with the sales numbers in the first three months of 2005. Even the five best markets—Dallas, Denver, Central California, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia showed drops in sales. The worst hit markets—in double digits-include Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, San Diego, and Phoenix. Attached housing faired better than single-family homes in the first quarter and saw increased sales in a number of markets.

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