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June 16, 2017 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed down the pace of construction for the third straight month in May, a possible sign that the shortage of houses for sale might worsen. The Commerce Department says housing starts fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units...
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April 18, 2017 - 8:13 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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In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, photo, a construction worker works on a high-rise condominium project on Biscayne Boulevard, in downtown Miami. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in February. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
April 03, 2017 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines, the...
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February 24, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, photo, light snow falls on construction workers, in Newark, N.J. The Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in December, on Wednesday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 01, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders trimmed spending slightly in December as a gain in private projects was offset by a big drop in spending on government projects. Construction spending fell 0.2 percent after hitting the highest point in more than a decade in November, the Commerce Department said...
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This Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, photo shows a house for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, the National Association of Realtors releases its November report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
December 28, 2016 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November. The decrease likely reflects the drag caused by rising mortgage rates and the shallow inventory of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2014 photo, a sign sits in front of a new home for sale in West Des Moines, Iowa. A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July. The Commerce Department said Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, that new-home sales in November rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 592,000. It was the fastest pace since July’s 622,000. Sales were up 16.5 percent from November 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 23, 2016 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July. The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales in November rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 592,000. It was the fastest pace since July's 622,000...
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December 16, 2016 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders pulled back on constructing homes in November, after ground breakings surged in October to the strongest pace in more than nine years. Housing starts fell 18.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted 1.09 million, the Commerce Department said Friday. The decline...
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In this Nov. 10, 2016, photo, construction continues on new homes in Canonsburg, Pa. U.S. homebuilders' confidence soared in December 2016 to the highest level in 11 years, reflecting heightened expectations of better sales now and well into 2017. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, jumped seven points to 70. The last time the reading was at this level was July 2005, during the last U.S. housing boom. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 15, 2016 - 10:00 am
U.S. homebuilders' confidence soared this month to the highest level in 11 years, reflecting heightened expectations of better sales now and well into 2017. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday jumped seven points to 70. The last time the...
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