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Home sales fall to slowest pace in 3 years

FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo a sale signs stand outside a home on the market in Denver. On Friday, Oct. 19, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in September. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales declined 3.4 percent last month, ...

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Home prices rose in August even as sales slipped

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U.S. home prices rose sharply in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index, released Tuesday, increased 6.1 percent in August ...

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Average rate on 30-year mortgage dips

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after rising for three straight weeks. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked down to 3.84 percent this week from 3.85 percent ...

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U.S. home sales drop sharply

The combination of higher home prices and relatively stagnant incomes has reduced affordability and restrained buying activity.

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