More signs of life in the real estate sector and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are becoming apparent. The latest signal is from homebuilder D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI), which said it notched a profit in its fiscal second quarter on a 19% increase in finished sales. A 55% spike in new orders was also reported. Of course, today is the last day for the government’s tax credit, so we’ll soon find out how much of the real estate market’s strides are the result of incentives:

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