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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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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WASHINGTON — National U.S. home sales figures will be lowered dating back to 2007 after the private trade group that collects the figures says the numbers were too high. The National Association of Realtors says it will release the downward ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes jumped in October to the highest level in a year. But the gain follows three months of declines and isn’t enough to signal a housing recovery. The National ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »