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US pending home sales up 1.1% in May

Jun. 27, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May compared with the prior month, a sign buyers may be ready take advantage of low interest rates and stabilizing home prices. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index rose 1.1% to a reading of 105.4....

US home sales climbed 2.5% in May amid lower mortgage rates

Jun. 21, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales jumped 2.5% in May, as lower mortgage rates appeared to help buyers overcome affordability challenges. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that existing homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million last month, up from 5.21 million in April....

US pending home sales fell 1.5% in April

May. 30, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts on homes in April compared with the prior month, potentially signaling that rising prices have outweighed recent declines in mortgage rates. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index fell 1.5% to a reading of...

US home sales fell 0.4% in April amid limited supply

May. 21, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales slipped 0.4% in April, as would-be homebuyers face affordability challenges and a limited supply of starter houses. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that existing homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 million last month, down from 5.21...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny

May. 20, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016. There's no allegation or even suggestion that they committed this punishable-by-death crime, if any crime at all. Trump's hyperbolic...