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Pending home sales reached a 21-month high in September

Oct. 29, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September, a sign that the housing market is still benefiting from lower mortgage rates. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5% from August to September to 108.7, its highest level since...

Rising home prices, falling sales hurting small businesses

Oct. 28, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that's forecast to continue well into 2020. Reports on home sales, the home remodeling market and sales of furniture and home furnishings show the spreading fallout from rising prices for houses and...

High prices drove US home sales down 2.2% in September

Oct. 22, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 2.2% in September, as rising home prices and lower inventories have stifled homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that homes sold last month declined at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.38 million units, ending a two-month streak of...

US home sales dropped 2.2% in September as surging home prices push buyers away from the market

Oct. 22, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales dropped 2.2% in September as surging home prices push buyers away from the market.

Pending home sales rebound in a hopeful sign for housing

Sep. 26, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, signaling that low mortgage rates may spark a sustained turnaround for the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index rose 1.6% to 107.3 in August. Pending home sales, which...

Asian stocks rise after Trump trade deal remark

Sep. 26, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Stocks gained after Trump, speaking to reporters Wednesday at the United Nations,...

US home prices rise at slowest pace in 7 years

Sep. 24, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in July from a year earlier by the smallest amount in seven years, as modest sales are forcing sellers to keep costs in check. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index moved up 2% in July from a year ago, down from a 2.2% annual gain in June....

Mortgage rates boosted US home sales 1.3% in August

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose 1.3% in August to the highest level in 17 months, as mortgage rates near historic lows have spurred a rush of home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.49 million units, the...

US home sales rose 1.3% in August to highest level in 17 months

Sep. 19, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US home sales rose 1.3% in August to highest level in 17 months.