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Home Re-Sales Pass 5 Million Mark for 1st Time Since 2009

By Martin Crutsinger WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark in May, the first time that's happened in 3½ years. The gain shows the housing recovery is strengthening. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that home re-sales rose 4.2 percent in May to a... Continue Reading »

September's Home Price Rise Shows Biggest Gain in 6 Years, CoreLogic Reports

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery. The real estate data provider also said Tuesday that... Continue Reading »

U.S. Home Sales Dip 1.7% on Tight Inventory

WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of previously occupied homes fell in September after hitting a two-year high in August, in part because there were fewer homes available for sale. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales of existing homes in the U.S. dipped 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of... Continue Reading »

U.S. Home Sales Jump to Highest Since May 2010

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- A jump in sales of previously occupied homes and further gains in home construction suggest that 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 annual rate of 4.82 million, the National... Continue Reading »

Home Sales: Rise Reflects Steady Improvement

By Christopher S. Rugaber 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, a 2.3 percent increase from the previous month's... Continue Reading »

Contracts to Buy U.S. Homes Fell in June

By Christopher S. Rugaber 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 to 99.3. May's reading was revised... Continue Reading »

U.S. New Home Sales Fall to 5-Month Low

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Americans bought fewer new homes in June after sales jumped to a two-year high in May. The steep decline suggests a weaker job market and slower growth could make the housing recovery uneven. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes fell 8.4 percent last... Continue Reading »

Sales of Existing Homes Drop 5.4% to the Fewest Since October

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Americans bought fewer homes in June than May, indicating the weak economy could make a modest housing recovery choppy. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.4 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.37... Continue Reading »

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