WASHINGTON — The National Association of Realtors is predicting a strong rebound for the U.S. housing market in 2010, buoyed by the expansion of a home buyer tax credit through the middle of the year.

Existing home sales will jump 13.6% to 5.69 million next year from a forecasted 5.01 million in 2009, the Realtors will say in their annual U.S. housing forecast, due for release later Friday.

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