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A sale pending announcement sits atop a for sale sign in a home's yard in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Signed contracts to buy US homes plunges in Sept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes fell in September to the lowest level in nine months. The decline reflects higher mortgage rates and home prices that have […]

10/28/2013

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

A sale pending sign is attached to a property for sale. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

US home sales hit 5.39M in July, highest since ’09

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes surged in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million, approaching a healthy level for the first time since November 2009. The spike in […]

08/21/2013

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US home sales dip but remain near 3½-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes slipped in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remain near a 3½-year high. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that […]

07/22/2013

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Some buyers motivated to act now as rates rise

  WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates posting a big increase this week, more home buyers may decide to make the move sooner rather than later. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said today that the average […]

06/27/2013

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Signed contracts to buy US homes at 3-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in the coming […]

05/30/2013

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US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.59 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgage rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March. Still, mortgage rates remained close to historic lows, a trend that should help sustain the […]

05/23/2013

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US rate on 15-year mortgage at record 2.56 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to a new record low last week, and the rate on the 30-year fixed loan declined. Cheaper mortgages have encouraged more home-buying […]

05/02/2013

New-homes sales rise 1.5 percent in March to 417K

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000. The increase added to evidence of a sustained housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.

04/23/2013

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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 homes sales highest in more than 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in February to their fastest pace in more than three years, and more people put their homes on the market. The increases suggest more Americans believe the housing recovery will strengthen.

03/21/2013

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US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season.

03/05/2013

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