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October 25, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last month to...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo construction workers put down roofing paper on home in Houston. General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its quarterly report on home remodeling. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 22, 2018 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its...
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The handheld device of trader Robert Oswald is reflected in his glasses as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Strong earnings are sending U.S. stocks higher Friday at the end of a choppy week of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2018 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded. Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected reports...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, a for sale sign is seen in front of a home for sale in Waukee, Iowa. On Thursday, Sept. 26, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 26, 2018 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629,000 last month...
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FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 20, 2018 - 11:13 am
A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also above the peak it reached last month. A weaker dollar and a mix of mostly...
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FILE- In this July 31, 2018, file photo, a sign shows a house sold in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Sept. 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in August. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 20, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors says homes sold last month at...
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FILE - This Oct. 19 2012 file photo shows part of a home designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix. In 2012, it was spared from demolition and has been offered for sale in September 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
September 04, 2018 - 3:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son and was spared from demolition is up for sale. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that the asking price for the spiral-shaped house in Phoenix's upscale Arcadia neighborhood is $12.95 million. Owner Zach Rawling...
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FILE- In this June 8, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for June is released. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 28, 2018 - 8:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home prices climbed 6.3 percent in June from a year earlier, as affordability is becoming a greater obstacle for would-be buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose at a slightly slower pace than the 6.5 percent annual gain in May from a year...
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In this June 27, 2018, photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 23, 2018 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 1.7 percent in July, the second straight monthly decline as the broader housing market appears to have lost some of its momentum despite an otherwise solid economy. The Commerce Department says newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 photo, a home has a sold sign in North Reading, Mass. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in July. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 22, 2018 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold last month at a...
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