Home sales

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, file photo shows a "House for Sale by Owner" sign in a yard in Fort Washington, Pa. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in November. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 20, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans purchased homes at the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as sales climbed 5.6 percent in November. The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes rose last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.81 million units. Home sales were last this...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Dustin Brinkerhoff, owner of Brinkerhoff Custom Construction, walks with boards to put in place as a temporary safety guard rail at a worksite of a future home in Mapleton, Utah. On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its December index of builder sentiment. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP, File)
December 18, 2017 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in nearly two decades. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose five points to 74 this month. That's the highest reading since July of 1999, more than 18 years...
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FILE - This March 16, 2016 file photo shows Trump Tower in New York. The average price per square foot for condos sold in Trump-branded buildings in the borough fell 7 percent in the 12 months through November compared to the year earlier, according to a report Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 by research firm CityRealty. Prices dropped in eight of 11 Trump buildings. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In Manhattan, where Donald Trump built his empire, prices for condos in buildings bearing his gilded name are falling in the first year of his presidency. The average price per square foot for condos sold in Trump-branded buildings in the borough fell 7 percent in the 12 months...
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This Tuesday, May 24, 2016, photo shows a "Sale Pending" sign in front of a house in North Andover, Mass. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its October report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 29, 2017 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts in October to buy homes, ending three straight months of declines. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales jumped 3.5 percent to 109.3 in October. Despite the increase, the index remains slightly below...
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In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, photo, real estate agent Lauren Newman, right, shows client Steve Martin a home for sale in Mount Pleasant, S.C. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for September is released. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
November 28, 2017 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday rose 6.2 percent in September from a year earlier, the...
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November 27, 2017 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade — a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the worsening shortage of existing homes for sale. The Commerce Department says new-home sales last month rose to a...
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FILE - This Tuesday, May 24, 2016, file photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a house in Andover, Mass. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for August is released. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 31, 2017 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a healthy clip in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index increased 6.1 percent in August from a year earlier. That's...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, photo shows a new home for sale in a housing development in Raeford, N.C. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)
October 25, 2017 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007, a sign that Americans — unable to find existing homes — are turning to new construction. Damage from last month's hurricanes may have also inflated the data. New home sales leapt 18.9 percent in...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo shows a "House for Sale by Owner" sign in a yard in Fort Washington, Pa. On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in September. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. Still, a shortage of available homes is thwarting many would-be buyers and limiting sales. The National Association of Realtors said Friday existing home sales increased...
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FILE - This Monday, July 10, 2017, file photo shows a house for sale, in North Andover, Mass. On Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for June is released. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 29, 2017 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed higher in June with gains that are eclipsing income growth — creating affordability pressures for would-be buyers. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5.7 percent in June, according to a Tuesday report. The...
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