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Single-family new-home sales surged in January to a five-and-a-half-year high, giving the industry new hope that the new-home sector isn't heading for a slowdown this spring after all.

The average new-home size has increased more than 300 square feet since 2009, filling the extra space with more bedrooms, bathrooms, and amenities.

The estimated monthly house payment for a median-priced three-bedroom home purchased at the end of 2013 was 21 percent higher than it was at the end of 2012, RealtyTrac finds.

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