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Home sales jump to highest since May 2010

WASHINGTON — A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest the U.S. housing recovery is gaining momentum. Sales of previously occupied homes rose 7.8 percent in August from July to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Average on 30-year mortgage up to 3.66 percent

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages have risen for a fourth straight week, remaining slightly above record lows. Cheap mortgages have helped fuel a modest housing recovery this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the ...

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Rise in home sales reflects steady improvement

WASHINGTON — Americans bought more homes in July than in June, the latest evidence that the housing market is slowly, but steadily, improving. Sales of previously occupied homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.47 million in July, ...

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Contracts to buy homes fell slightly in June

WASHINGTON — Americans signed fewer contracts to buy previously occupied homes last month, the latest sign the housing market recovery is uneven. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its index of sales agreements fell 1.4 percent last month ...

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