Home sales

FILE- In this June 20, 2018, file photo, an "Under Contract" sign is displayed in front of home for sale in Raymond, N.H. On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for September is released. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
November 29, 2018 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people signed contracts in October to purchase homes, as higher mortgage rates have worsened the affordability and dampened enthusiasm among would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index fell 2.6 percent last month to...
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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, file photo trader Michael Urkonis. left, works with specialists John McNierney, center, and Douglas Johnson on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 21, 2018 - 9:52 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Thursday as a mixed bag of data from the United States that could point to softening growth rattled investors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent lower at 21,504.00 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.2 percent to...
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FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo sold placards top sale signs outside homes on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 21, 2018 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales rose in October, breaking a six-month losing streak. But sales are still down from a year ago, hurt by rising interest rates. The National Association of Realtors says that sales of existing homes climbed 1.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.22...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo a construction worker puts down roofing paper on a new home as he works outside in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 20, 2018 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction improved a slight 1.5 percent in October, but in a troubling sign, ground breakings for single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million, up from 1.21 million in...
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FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. On Thursday, Nov. 8, Freddie Mac reports on this week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 08, 2018 - 11:09 am
U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to the highest level in seven years, a trend that is pulling down home sales and slowing home price growth. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage rose to 4.94 percent, from 4.83 percent last week. A year...
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FILE- In this Oct 2, 2018, file photo a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. On Thursday, Oct. 25, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 25, 2018 - 11:01 am
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week amid continued anxiety in financial markets as interest rates rise. Home borrowing rates remain at their highest levels in more than seven years, with the key 30-year rate approaching 5 percent. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...
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October 25, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last month to...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, a sold sign stands in front of a home under construction in West Des Moines, Iowa. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged 5.5 percent in September, the fourth straight monthly drop as the housing market cools with mortgage rates rising. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that newly built homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553,000 last month. New-...
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FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo construction workers put down roofing paper on home in Houston. General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its quarterly report on home remodeling. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 22, 2018 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. That's the prediction of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its...
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The handheld device of trader Robert Oswald is reflected in his glasses as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Strong earnings are sending U.S. stocks higher Friday at the end of a choppy week of trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 19, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and are bouncing between small gains and losses in late afternoon trading, capping a week of unusually choppy trading. Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble is on pace for its biggest gain in 10 years after reporting strong sales of...
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