Home sales

In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in June. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 19, 2017 - 9:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest. Housing starts climbed 8.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The gain ended three...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, an "Under Contract" sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Charlotte, N.C. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 28, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed fewer contracts to buy homes in May, the third straight monthly decline and evidence that a shortage of homes for sale has suppressed home-buying. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 0.8 percent in May to 108.5. That's...
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Workers remove cladding from Whitebeam Court, in Pendleton, Manchester, Monday June 26, 2017. The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
June 26, 2017 - 4:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arconic, the metal products maker that was once part of Alcoa Inc., said Monday it will stop selling one type of aluminum composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings after speculation that the material contributed to the spread of a deadly fire at a London apartment tower...
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Workers remove cladding from Whitebeam Court, in Pendleton, Manchester, Monday June 26, 2017. The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
June 26, 2017 - 1:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — American cladding maker Arconic said Monday it is discontinuing global sales of one type of composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings following the deadly fire at a London apartment tower as Britain's government sought to manage a burgeoning fire safety crisis. Arconic said in...
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May 31, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales during the traditional spring buying season. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 11, 2016, file photo, shows an area of the grounds at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. The Playboy Mansion was among the priciest homes to sell in 2016. Global luxury home sales cooled off in 2016 for the second year in a row, even as a record number of homes sold for more than $100 million, a new report shows. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2017 - 10:36 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Global luxury home sales cooled off in 2016 for the second consecutive year, even with a record number of homes selling for more than $100 million. A report released Wednesday by Christie's International Real Estate shows that sales of homes priced at $1 million or more edged up...
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April 18, 2017 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016. Housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The setback came...
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April 17, 2017 - 10:38 am
U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That's down three points from 71 in March,...
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This Tuesday, March 21, 2017, photo shows a home with a sale pending in Sewickley, Pa. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its February report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 29, 2017 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index climbed 5.5 percent in February to 112.3, its...
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March 28, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.7...
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