Home sales

This May 26, 2018, photo shows a home for sale in Gibsonia, Pa. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
August 16, 2018 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.53 percent from 4.59 percent last week. Long...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, store greeter Danny Olivar, right, lends a hand to a customer to heft an air conditioning unit from a rapidly declining stock at a Home Depot store ahead of an expected heat wave in Seattle. The Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 14, 2018 - 6:02 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world's biggest home improvement retailer boosted its full-year profit and revenue forecasts Tuesday. Higher mortgage...
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FILE In this June 21, 2018 file photo, a job applicant looks at job listings for the Riverside Hotel at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. Economists forecast that employers added 191,000 jobs in July, down from 213,000 in June but easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. The jobless rate is projected to decline to 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low, from 4 percent. The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 03, 2018 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The Labor Department said Friday the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. That's near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a sign advertises the pending sale of a home in San Jose, Calif. More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday, July 30, that its pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent last month to 106.9. But on a yearly basis, pending home sales have fallen 2.5 percent. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 30, 2018 - 9:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in June compared to May, but the volume of pending sales has slipped over the past year. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index rose 0.9 percent last month to 106.9. But on a yearly basis...
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Chris Miller
July 27, 2018 - 6:59 am
Some analysts fear the retirement of the baby boomers could cause a glut in the housing market, but a local expert says he's not as concerned. The mortgage association Fannie Mae warns there could be a looming mass exodus of boomers from their homes, leaving a massive supply of empty houses. But...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a sign advertises the pending sale of a home in San Jose, Calif. Economists expect that sales of previously occupied U.S. homes edged higher in June. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 23, 2018 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, the third straight monthly decline, as higher prices and a limited supply of listings have sidelined many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, an "Under Contract" sign is displayed in front of home for sale in Raymond, N.H. On Wednesday, June 27, the National Association of Realtors releases its May report on pending home sales. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 27, 2018 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as sales are being stifled by a shortage of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index slipped 0.5 percent last month to 105.9, the second straight...
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This Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo shows a home for sale in Alameda, Calif. On Tuesday, June 26, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for April is released. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 26, 2018 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index moved up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, led by outsize gains in...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, a for sale sign is displayed in front of home under construction in Raymond, N.H. On Monday, June 25, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in May. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 25, 2018 - 9:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported...
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In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, photograph, a sold sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, June 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in May. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 20, 2018 - 9:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight...
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