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Sales of Existing Homes Unexpectedly Fell in January

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Sales of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in January to a four-month low, indicating a shortage of available properties is increasingly hindering the real-estate industry, a National Association of Realtors report showed Feb. 21.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
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Pending Home Sales Rise as Economic Gains Drive Demand

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A measure of contract signings to buy existing U.S. homes rose in December for a third month, giving sales some momentum at the start of 2018, according to data released Jan. 31 by the National Association of Realtors.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2018
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New-Home Sales Unexpectedly Jump to Highest Since 2007

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U.S. purchases of new homes unexpectedly surged in September to the highest level in a decade as activity accelerated in the South after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to government data Oct. 25.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
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New-Home Sales Cool, Supply Jumps as Storms Strike South

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A second straight decline in purchases of new U.S. homes, combined with downward revisions for prior months, show a tepid market as results begin to be clouded by the fallout from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to government data Sept. 26.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 26, 2017
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Sales of Previously Owned Homes Decline to 11-Month Low

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An unexpected decline in sales of previously owned U.S. homes last month to the lowest level since August 2016 indicates rising prices and lean inventories are impeding faster growth in the housing market, National Association of Realtors data showed on Aug. 24. The July figure was depressed by weakness in the Midwest and Northeast.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 24, 2017
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Home Sales Dropped in July After Solid First-Half Run

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A decline in U.S. purchases of new homes in July may be a sign the industry took a breather following an even stronger run of sales than previously reported, according to government data Aug. 23.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2017
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Gain in Pending Home Sales Shows Market Is Stabilizing

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A rebound in contract signings for the purchase of previously owned U.S. homes shows housing demand is stabilizing after a three-month downturn, National Association of Realtors figures released July 31 showed.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2017
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Pace of US New-Home Sales Suggests Steady Housing Strength

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The U.S. housing market is stabilizing near 10-year highs, according to government data July 26 that showed sales of new homes were slightly less than forecast.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2017
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US Home Resales Ease as Lean Inventory Drives Prices Higher

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A slowdown in sales of previously owned U.S. homes shows how lean inventories are keeping prices elevated and limiting purchasing options, National Association of Realtors data showed July 24.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017
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US Pending Home Sales Falter

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Housing demand unexpectedly weakened for a second month across most U.S. regions as lean inventory took a toll on affordability, putting a damper on the typically busier spring selling season, according to National Association of Realtors figures released May 31.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2017

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