Existing-Home Sales Drop For Third Straight Month The Associated Press December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments share share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints Home sales dropped as higher mortgage rates made home-buying more expensive, and the lingering effect of the October government shutdown might have deterred some sales. ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202634012611 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.