Home sales

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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This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January 2017 at the fastest pace since 2007. The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, says home sales rose 3.3 percent last months from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Steady...
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This Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, photo shows a house for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available properties, according to information released Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in the Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home index. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 31, 2017 - 8:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available properties. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home index, released Tuesday , rose 5.3 percent, slightly faster than October's gain...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, photo shows a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999, according to information released Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by the National Association of Realtors. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 24, 2017 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes fell 2.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. Economists predict mortgage rates will continue to climb next year, just one of the trends that suggest 2017 could be a more challenging year for homebuyers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 04, 2017 - 1:39 pm
Nate Lowenstein has been shopping for a home in Los Angeles, on and off, for more than a year. His search has been stymied by a stubbornly low roster of homes on the market and the hurdles that come with it: multiple competing bids and higher prices. "It's not a great market, from a buyer's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. Economists predict mortgage rates will continue to climb next year, just one of the trends that suggest 2017 could be a more challenging year for homebuyers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 04, 2017 - 5:16 am
Nate Lowenstein has been shopping for a home in Los Angeles, on and off, for more than a year. His search has been stymied by a stubbornly low roster of homes on the market and the hurdles that come with it: multiple competing bids and higher prices. "It's not a great market, from a buyer's...
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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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This Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans bought homes in November at the fastest pace in nearly a decade, despite a shortage of houses for sale, according to information released Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, by the National Association of Realtors. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
December 21, 2016 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market next year. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose...
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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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