WASHINGTON — Existing home sales rose 3.4% in April to a seasonally adjusted 4.62 million unit rate, after a downwardly revised 4.47 million rate in March originally reported as 4.48 million units, the National Association of Realtors announced Tuesday.

Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had predicted 4.60 million sales.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.