As signs of the housing recovery become more and more evident, with existing-home sales having hit a five-year high in 2012, is this going to be the tailwind that drives banking growth from here? In this video, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer details for us the many ways that an increase in home sales can be an excellent catalyst for growth in the banking sector.

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