A for sale sign in front of a home, in Milton, Mass., last week.
November 21, 2011 While sales were up 1.4 percent in October, so were the number of deals that fell through because of declined mortgage applications or other reasons.
June 29, 2011 There was an 8.2 percent increase in contract signings last month, the National Association of Realtors says.
June 23, 2011 The housing sector continues to struggle.
June 21, 2011 The reasons include bad weather and higher gasoline prices. Regardless, sales were down nearly 4 percent in May from April and were off more than 15 percent from a year earlier.
Sales did move up, but the pace remains weak.
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April 25, 2011 But sales were still 21.9 percent below the pace of March 2010.
April 20, 2011 But the pace remained well below the level of March 2010. And much of the growth was due to investors snapping up bargain-priced foreclosed homes.
Sign of the times: At a development in Volo, Ill., earlier this month.
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March 23, 2011 A huge inventory of foreclosed homes continues to weigh down demand for newly constructed houses.
March 21, 2011 Sales of "distressed homes" — mostly those where lenders have foreclosed — continue to push down prices.
Jan. 10, 2011: A sold sign in front of a home in Millis, Mass.
February 23, 2011 But a drop in prices signals that the housing market's bottom may not yet have been reached.
January 26, 2011 While the year ended with a bang, sales were still down sharply from 2009 and have fallen five years in a row.
December 30, 2010 Those are home sales where a deal has been signed, but not yet closed. Since hitting a low in June, they've risen over the past five months -- but remain 5 percent below the level of November 2009.
December 22, 2010 Sales of single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops rose 5.6 percent from October, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.68 million, the National Association of Realtors says.
December 2, 2010 Pentagon brass testify. Rep. Charles Rangel faces a censure vote. World Cup hosts are awarded for 2018 and 2022. And LeBron James returns to Cleveland.
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November 24, 2010 The annual rate: 283,000, down 8.1% from September and near August's 275,000 (which is the lowest since records started being kept in 1963).
A sold sign in Coral Gables, FL.
November 23, 2010 But those sales slipped, the National Association of Realtors' chief economist believes the bottom has been reached and steady improvement should be ahead.
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