WASHINGTON — Existing home sales tumbled 9.6% to a seasonally adjusted 4.88 million in February as the ­median sale price fell to its lowest level in ­almost nine years, the National ­Association of Realtors reported ­Monday.

January’s existing home sales figure was revised higher to 5.40 million from 5.36 million. February’s median home sales price dropped to $156,100, the lowest level since April 2002.

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