home sales

Government, Business

US New-Home Sales Post Two Best Months in More Than 12 Years

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Buyers snapped up new U.S. homes over the past two months at the fastest pace in more than 12 years, adding to signs of sturdy housing demand amid lower prices and borrowing costs.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Rising Home Prices, Falling Sales Hurt Small Businesses

Houses in Brandon, Miss. Houses in a Brandon, Miss., neighborhood. Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that could continue into 2020. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Many small companies tied to the housing market are seeing a slowdown in business, one that’s forecast to continue well into 2020.

Joyce M. Rosenberg | Associated Press
October 28, 2019
Government, Business

Home Price Index Rises at Slowest Pace Since 2012

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Home-price gains in 20 U.S. cities decelerated in July for a 16th straight month, as values proved still too elevated for buyers despite low mortgage rates.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2019
Government, Business

New-Home Sales Fall to Five-Month Low, Missing Estimates

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Sales of new U.S. homes fell to a five-month low in May, adding to signs of weakness in the sector despite lower mortgage rates.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2019
Government, Business

New-Home Sales Rise to 16-Month High

Construction George Frey/Bloomberg News

Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in March to a 16-month high, with a third straight increase that reflects a boost from lower borrowing costs.

April 23, 2019
Business, Equipment

New-Home Sales Rebound in February, Exceeding Estimates

Home Construction Matthew Staver/Associated Press

Sales of new U.S. homes rebounded to the best pace in almost a year and exceeded estimates in February, led by the Midwest, as lower mortgage costs helped buyers afford properties.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Business

Home Sales Fall in December; Price Growth at Six-Year Low

Homesales Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

U.S. home sales slumped in December, while prices inched up slightly, marking the smallest annual increase since the end of the last housing crash in 2012, according to data from brokerage Redfin.

Prashant Gopal | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2019
Government, Business

October Home Sales Rise 1.4%, Snap Six-Month Losing Streak

Home for sale Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales rose in October, breaking a six-month losing streak. But sales remain down from a year ago, hurt by rising interest rates.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
November 21, 2018
Government, Business

US Home Sales Fell in September to Slowest Pace in Three Years

Home for sale David Zalubowski/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 19, 2018

US Home Sales Flat in August

House with sold sign Elise Amendola/AP

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
September 20, 2018