Archive for August, 2014


Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 3.3 percent […]

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US pending home sales rebound

Washington (AFP) – US pending home sales rebounded last month to their highest levels in nearly a year, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, in report providing further evidence of a steadying housing market. The NAR’s pending home sales index surged 3.3 percent in July to 105.9, its highest level since August 2013. The […]

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US pending home sales rebound to one-year high

US pending home sales rebounded last month to their highest levels in nearly a year, the National Association of Realtors said on Thursday (Aug 28), in report providing further evidence of a steadying housing market. PHOTOS An exterior view of a house with a pending home sale sign in Palo Alto, California, USA. (AP/Paul Sakuma) […]

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Pending Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Increase More Than Forecast

Contracts to purchase previously owned homes rose more than forecast in July, a sign of renewed momentum in residential real estate. The pending home sales index gained 3.3 percent after a 1.3 percent decrease in June that was larger than initially reported, the National Association of Realtors said today in Washington. The median projection in […]

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Pending Home Sales Climb 3.3% In July To Reach 11-month High

WASHINGTON –  A gauge of pending home sales rose 3.3% in July to reach the highest level in 11 months, signaling that upcoming closings of existing homes are likely to speed up, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. The index of pending home sales hit a seasonally adjusted 105.9 in July, compared with 102.5 […]

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Pending home sales bounce back in July

Tampa area condo owners, who say developers are forcing them to sell to make way for rentals, are asking Gov. Rick Scott for help.

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Pending Home Sales Pick Up in July

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug 28, 2014) –  Pending home sales rebounded in July and have now risen in four of the last five months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced healthy gains except for the Midwest, which saw a slight decline. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based […]

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Housing Market Looking Up: Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in July

U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors’ monthly “pending home sales” index rose 3.3 percent but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013. “Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues […]

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What to Watch in the Day Ahead

(The Day Ahead is an email and PDF publication that includes the day’s major stories and events, analyses and other features. To receive The Day Ahead, Eikon users can register at . Thomson One users can register at RT/DAY/US. All times in ET/GMT) The U.S. Commerce Department is due to release a first revision of […]

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Must-know: Existing home sales rise but inventory is still tight

Homebuilder must-know: July 2014’s starts, sales, and prices (Part 3 of 5) (Continued from Part 2) Existing home sales increase to 5.15 million in July The National Association of Realtors (or NAR) reports existing home sales once a month. The seasonally adjusted number reports completed transactions in single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and co-ops. The report […]

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