Home sales

FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house is under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Wednesday, May 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...
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This Monday, April 23, 2018, photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a home in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, April 26, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 26, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to climb this week, reaching their highest level in more than four years and denting prospective home purchasers' prospects amid the spring buying season. It was the third straight week of increases for long-term mortgage rates. Mortgage...
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April 24, 2018 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 4 percent in March, propelled by a surge of buying in the West. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that sales last month were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000. The two prior months had their sales revised upward with the annual rate...
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FILE- In this March 28, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Monday, April 23, the National Association of Realtors reports on March sales of existing homes. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 23, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes increased 1.1 percent on a monthly basis in March, which suggests that buyers are undeterred by the dwindling number of properties available on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that homes sold last month at a seasonally...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2018, photo, construction workers work on a new townhouse in Wood-Ridge, N.J. On Monday, April 16, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo releases its March index of builder sentiment. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 16, 2018 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Homebuilder confidence slid for the fourth consecutive month with steadily rising mortgage rates and sky-high home prices putting ownership out of reach for more and more Americans. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index for April, released...
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FILE- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows a sold sign in front of a home in Mount Lebanon, Pa. On Tuesday, March 27, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for January is released. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 27, 2018 - 9:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices posted another big gain in January, pushed higher by a shortage of homes for sale. Standard & Poor's said Tuesday that its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index climbed 6.2 percent in January from a year earlier. That nearly matches December...
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FILE- This Feb. 26, 2018, photo shows a new home are for sale in Mahwah, N.J. On Friday, March 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in February. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 23, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slipped 0.6 percent in February, a third straight monthly decline. But year to date, sales are up 2.2 percent in a sign that buyer demand remains solid. The Commerce Department said Friday that last month's sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
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FILE- In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house in Walpole, Mass. On Wednesday, March 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on February sales of existing homes. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 21, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes rebounded in February after declining for the previous two months, a sign that many Americans are still looking to buy despite rising prices and a shrinking number of homes available on the market. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 3...
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In this Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, photo, construction is under way at a new housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. On Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in January. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 26, 2018 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell in January for the second straight month, failing to rebound from a weather-related drop in December. The Commerce Department says last month's sales came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, lowest since August and down 7.8 percent from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2015, file photo, Prince Addy of Manassas, Va., straightens up the shelves of roofing products at the Home Depot in Falls Church, Va. Home Depot a reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A strong home-improvement market pushed Home Depot's profit higher in the fourth quarter, topping expectations. The Atlanta company's profit rose 5.6 percent to $1.78 billion, or $1.52 per share, for the three months ended Jan. 28. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, were $1.69...
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