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  In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 photo, Andy Asbury, owner of "Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Area Lenders", is shown at his office in Edina, Minn. Asbury, who has the business to support more agents, hired a full-time employee just last Friday. Asbury said his sales are up 25 percent from a year ago and he's expecting them to rise further next year. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)