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Like trainers tossing fish to seals, the government threw new tax credits at buyers earlier this year, and boy oh boy did those buyers jump New home sales were up 14.8 percent in April over March, and March was up a 29.8 percent over the month before (the biggest jump in 47 years), according to a report from the Commerce Department. Sales shot up 21.7 percent in the West. Slowdown predicted to follow, according to economists. [Seattle Blog PI]