Pending home sales climbed 2.1% to a reading of 90.8 in February, according to a report released Monday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted a 1.0% decrease for the index. The January index was unrevised at 88.9 reading.

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