Case–Shiller index

A realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Gilbert, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

US home prices rise 12.4 pct., most in 7½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. […]

09/24/2013

In this Tuesday, June 11, 2013, photo, a house is offered for sale in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

US home prices rise 12.2 percent, best in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 percent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest annual gain since March 2006. The increase shows the housing recovery is strengthening. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller […]

07/30/2013

US home prices

US home prices rise 10.9 pct., most since 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving […]

05/28/2013

Consumer confidence

US consumer confidence rises in May to 5-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home prices and more optimism about business conditions. The increase suggests consumers […]

05/28/2013

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Signed contracts to buy US homes dips slightly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, but the level stayed close to a nearly three-year high. The report suggests sales of previously occupied homes will keep rising in the coming months.

03/27/2013

US new home sales jump to fastest rate in 2½ years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought new homes last month at the fastest pace in more than two and a half years, further evidence of a sustained housing recovery. Sales of new homes rose 4.4 percent in November.

12/27/2012

US home prices rise in August at faster pace

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home prices rose in nearly all U.S. cities last month, the latest evidence of a steady recovery in housing. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reports that national home prices increased 2 […]

10/30/2012

Report: Americans feel more confident in economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are more confident in the economy than they have been in seven months, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama with six weeks left in the presidential race. A new survey […]

09/25/2012

Home prices up in July in 20 major US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reports that national home prices increased 1.2 percent in […]

09/25/2012

U.S. home prices rise in July by most in 6 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices jumped 3.8 percent in the 12 months ending in July, according to a private real estate data provider. The year-over-year increase was the biggest in six years, further evidence […]

09/04/2012

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