May 22, 2013 The Fed chairman cautioned Wednesday that if interest rates were to start rising now, the economy could slump. Meanwhile, the National Association of Realtors said sales of existing homes rose — and would have been even stronger if not for tight inventory.
January 25, 2013 There were an estimated 367,000 new homes sold last year, up 19.9 percent from the 306,000 sold in 2011. The dip in December isn't being seen as a sign that the recovery has gone off track.
November 28, 2012 Though the pace dipped 0.3 percent from September to October, it was up 17.2 percent from September 2011. It's another sign that the housing sector is on the mend, though growth has been somewhat uneven.
November 27, 2012 Signs that the housing sector is recovering have been popping up in recent months. Today's news adds to the evidence. Prices were up earlier this fall in nearly all major cities.
June 27, 2012 The 5.9 percent increase in pending home sales was well above expectations and matched their strongest pace in two years.
May 22, 2012 The news is one sign that home prices may finally be recovering.
February 24, 2012 But they were still up from a year earlier. And late-2011 estimates have been revised upward. So the news appears to add to signs that the housing sector is stabilizing.
February 22, 2012 The news is being seen as another sign that the housing sector is getting healthier.
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.
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.
March 23, 2011 A huge inventory of foreclosed homes continues to weigh down demand for newly constructed houses.