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Contracts to buy homes hits 2-year high in July

WASHINGTON — Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of sales ...

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Contracts for homes across U.S. rose last month

WASHINGTON — An index that tracks the number of signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose to its highest level in nearly two years last month, the latest sign the battered housing market is slowly improving. The National Association of ...

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Realtors say capping tax deductions for mortgages would hurt market

Few in Annapolis want new taxes proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to be levied against Maryland citizens, and now state Realtors are saying the governor’s plan to cap itemized tax deductions on wealthy homeowners would further damage an already weak housing market. The Gazette ...

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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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Contracts to buy homes fell 1.3 percent in July

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in July, further evidence that the depressed housing market remains a drag on the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its index of sales ...

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Contracts to buy homes rose in June for 2nd month

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose for a second month in June. But the gain was not enough to signal a rebound in the weak housing market. The National Association of Realtors says ...

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Home sales on pace for worst showing in 14 years

WASHINGTON — Halfway through 2011, people are buying homes at the weakest pace in 14 years. Sales of previously occupied homes fell in June for a third straight month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.77 million homes, the ...

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