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Contracts to buy homes fall to a 7-month low

WASHINGTON — The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell sharply in April, hitting its lowest point since fall and renewing fears that a recovery in the housing market is far off. An index of sales agreements ...

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Home sales dropped in April, foreclosures declined

WASHINGTON — Fewer people purchased previously occupied homes in April. Activity among first-time homebuyers increased and foreclosure sales declined, but those factors weren’t enough to signal a recovery in the weak housing market. Sales of previously occupied homes fell 0.8 ...

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Investors drove home sales up 3.7 pct. in March

WASHINGTON — Investors drove up U.S. home sales last month, plunking down cash to grab cheap homes at risk of foreclosure. But first-time homebuyers, who are crucial to a housing recovery, stayed away. Sales of previously occupied homes rose last ...

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Home sales fell 9.6 pct. in February

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans bought previously occupied homes in February and those who did purchased them at steep discounts. The weak sales and rise in foreclosures pushed home prices down to their lowest level in nearly 9 years. The National ...

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Longtime home listings look to try again in spring

Spring can be an exciting time for homeowners ready to sell. But not so much when your home has lingered on the market through multiple spring selling seasons. Years of listings, open houses and showings without offers are weighing on ...

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Pending home sales fall 2.8% in January

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January, the latest evidence that the housing market is struggling to rise above depressed levels. The National Association of Realtors says its index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes ...

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Foreclosures, cash deals lifted January home sales

WASHINGTON — More people bought previously occupied homes in January. But sales surged on a rising number of foreclosures and all-cash deals, and not first-time home-buyers. The rising number of distressed sales forced home prices down to their lowest level ...

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Foreclosures, cash deals lifted January home sales

WASHINGTON — More people bought previously occupied homes in January. But sales surged on a rising number of foreclosures and all-cash deals, and not first-time home-buyers. The rising number of distressed sales forced home prices down to their lowest level ...

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