• This Wednesday, May 18, 2016, photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. On Friday, May 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in April. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    US home sales growth driven mostly by Midwest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.