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Business events scheduled for the coming month

Sep. 27, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month: All times are Eastern. TUESDAY, Oct. 1 WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for September, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for August, 10 a.m. DETROIT —...

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...

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 pending home sales slid 2.5% in July in sign of slowdown

Aug. 29, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, signaling that the housing market has yet to enjoy a strong bounce from lower mortgage rates. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index fell 2.5% to 105.6 in July. The index has slipped 0.3%...

US home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

Aug. 21, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.42 million units, up from 5.29 million in June. Average...