Pending home sales grew 0.3% to an index reading of 99.5 in September after an unrevised 2.6% decrease to 99.2 in August, according to a report released Thursday by the National Association of Realtors.

Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted that the index would be up 2.0%.

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