Home sales

January 31, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes increased for a third straight month in December, raising an index of pending home sales by 0.5 percent. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending sales reached 110.1, up from a revised 109.6...
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This Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for November is released. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 30, 2018 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose a sharply in November, lifted by a shortage of homes on the market. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index increased 6.2 percent in November from a year earlier after climbing 6.1 percent in...
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Trader Robert Oswald, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher as technology companies recover after sliding a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 25, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Thursday afternoon as homebuilders fall after the Commerce Department said sales of new homes dropped sharply in December. Airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. Retailers are...
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January 25, 2018 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back their purchases of new homes in December as sales fell from November's 10-year high. The Commerce Department says new-home sales skidded 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 625,000. It was the biggest drop since August 2016. November...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, construction continues on a high-rise condominium project in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in December. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 18, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the monthly decline put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, a "Sale Pending" placard is placed atop a realty sign outside a home for sale in Surfside, Fla. On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its November report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
December 27, 2017 - 10:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more people signed contracts in November to buy homes — with pending sales rising just 0.2 percent as the housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, file photo, a construction worker continues work on new town homes under construction in Woodstock, Ga. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, which tracks the value of homes in 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, is due out Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 26, 2017 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index stood in October a solid 6...
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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 Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in November. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 22, 2017 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market. New home sales last month jumped to a seasonally adjusted...
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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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