Midwest home sales fall 16 percent in January (AP)

A foreclosure sign blows in the wind in front of a home under foreclosure in Antioch, Calif., Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. A real estate group said Wednesday, sales of existing homes took an unexpected plunge from December to January, falling to the lowest level in nearly 12 years as buyers waited for the government to boost the U.S housing market. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)AP – Home sales in the Midwest continued to fall in January as economic uncertainty and fears about the national recession kept many buyers out of the market, according to two reports released Wednesday.


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