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Home sales at highest level since May 2010

WASHINGTON — The housing market is flashing signs of health ahead of the spring-buying season. Sales of previously occupied homes are at their highest level since May 2010. More first-time buyers are making purchases. And the supply of homes fell ...

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Homebuilder optimism rises for 5th straight month

WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders are gradually growing more optimistic about the depressed housing market and believe homes sales could pick up sharply at the beginning of 2012. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo said its builder sentiment index rose ...

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Sales contracts for homes dip from 19-month high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in December after hitting the highest level in a year and a half a month earlier. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its index of sales ...

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Home sales up at end of dismal year, offering hope

WASHINGTON — Home sales in December reached their highest pace in nearly a year. The gain coincided with other signs that the troubled U.S. housing market improved at the end of last year. Analysts cautioned that sales remain historically low ...

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U.S. job market ends year in better shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January. The unemployment rate, 8.6 percent in November, ...

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Contract signings for U.S. homes up in November

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in November rose to the highest level in a year and a half. The best reading on pending homes sales since a federal home-buying tax credit expired appeared ...

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Home purchases up, but earlier sales look weaker

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose last month. But the National Association of Realtors says it overstated more than 3 million sales during and after the Great Recession, showing the housing market was weaker ...

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October home sales rose 1.4 percent but still weak

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose slightly last month but remained at depressed levels. And more deals are being canceled at the last minute, a sign that even those who are looking to buy ...

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