Home Sales

Sales Contracts For Homes Dropped In April
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in April from nearly a two-year high in the previous month. Still, sales are well ahead of last year's level for the same month, a sign that a slow recovery in the housing market continues...
Contracts For US Homes Rose Last Month
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose in March, the latest sign the battered housing market is slowly improving.
The National Association of Realtors says its index of sales agreements increased 4...
US Home Sales Fell In March
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought fewer previously owned homes in March, a sober reminder that the housing market remains weak.
The National Association of Realtors says home sales fell 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4...
Record Low For Mortgage Rates
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell this week to a record low, the ninth time that has happened in the last year. Even with the cheapest rates in history, the housing market remains depressed.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the 30-year loan dropped…
Home Purchases Up, But Earlier Sales Look Weaker
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose last month. But the National Association of Realtors says it overstated more than 3 million sales during and after the Great Recession, showing the housing market remains much weaker than previously thought...