Bloomberg News WASHINGTON - U.S. sales of previously owned homes unexpectedly rose in June, an industry survey showed, as near-record consumer optimism outweighed an increase in mortgage costs.

Sales rose 2.8% last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.23 million units - the highest in almost a year - the National Association of Realtors said. In May home resales rose 4.3%, to a 5.09 million-unit pace.

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