Mail.com: Home sales https://www.mail.com/subjects/157052-sales.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Home sales https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/157052-sales.html US new-home sales drop 11.4% in April, most in 2 years https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5216812-us-new-home-sales-drop-114-april-2-years.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales skidded 11.4 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthly drop since March 2015. Economists had expected a more modest retreat from March sales of 642,000, which were ... Tue, 23 May 2017 14:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5216812-us-new-home-sales-drop-114-april-2-years.html 2017-05-23T14:30:00Z Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5148356-fewer-people-signed-contracts-to-buy-us-homes-marc.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for homes amid lagging inventory. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index slipped 0.8 percent to 111.4 in March, from 112.3 in February. Lawrence Yun, chi... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5148356-fewer-people-signed-contracts-to-buy-us-homes-marc.html 2017-04-27T15:39:00Z US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5142384-us-new-home-sales-climb-to-8-month-high-march.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes shot up in March to the fastest pace in 8 months, as more Americans are upgrading their houses in a positive sign for the broader economy. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales rose 5.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 621,000, the highest rate since July last year. Sales are running 12 pe... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5142384-us-new-home-sales-climb-to-8-month-high-march.html 2017-04-25T15:02:00Z US home sales shoot up to 10-year high https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5133502-us-sales-shoot-up-to-10-year-high.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Sales of existing homes climbed 4.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. This was the fastest sales rate since February 2007. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5133502-us-sales-shoot-up-to-10-year-high.html 2017-04-21T15:17:00Z Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5130384-ontario-brings-foreign-housing-tax-to-cool-toronto.html TORONTO (AP) — Foreign nationals who don't live in Canada's biggest city and its surrounding communities will pay an additional 15 percent tax on home purchases under legislation proposed by the government of Ontario province. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement Thursday in an effort to cool a hot housing market in Toronto. It would match... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:29:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5130384-ontario-brings-foreign-housing-tax-to-cool-toronto.html 2017-04-20T22:29:00Z US housing starts fell in March; still stronger than in 2016 https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5124396-us-housing-starts-fell-march-stronger-than-2016.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in March, but the pace of construction so far this year remains stronger than in 2016. Housing starts fell 6.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.22 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. The setback came after strong gains in a warmer-than-usual February. Groundbreakings on new hom... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5124396-us-housing-starts-fell-march-stronger-than-2016.html 2017-04-18T13:28:00Z US homebuilder sentiment slips, but overall outlook positive https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5121852-us-homebuilder-sentiment-slips-outlook-positive.html U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects, even as their overall outlook remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That's down three points from 71 in March, when it jumped to the highest level since June 2005. ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5121852-us-homebuilder-sentiment-slips-outlook-positive.html 2017-04-17T15:16:00Z Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since April https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5074276-contracts-to-buy-us-homes-hit-highest-level-april.html WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index climbed 5.5 percent in February to 112.3, its highest point since April and its second-highest point since 2006. ... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5074276-contracts-to-buy-us-homes-hit-highest-level-april.html 2017-03-29T15:37:00Z US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5070848-us-prices-rose-january-2-years.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.7 percent in January, the most since July 2014. ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5070848-us-prices-rose-january-2-years.html 2017-03-28T14:22:00Z US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5059270-us-sales-rise-despite-higher-mortgage-rates.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans responded to higher mortgage rates by snapping up new homes in February at the fastest pace since July. New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That sales pace is nearly 13 percent higher than February of last year, a positive sign for the housing mark... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5059270-us-sales-rise-despite-higher-mortgage-rates.html 2017-03-23T15:34:00Z Greta Garbo's former NYC apartment on market for $5.95M https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5058728-greta-garbos-nyc-apartment-market-595m.html NEW YORK (AP) — Film legend Greta Garbo's former longtime apartment in New York City is up for sale for nearly $6 million. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2nFMaXm ) that the Swedish-born star's seven-room Manhattan co-op overlooking the East River is on the market for $5.95 million, with monthly maintenance of nearly $9,100. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5058728-greta-garbos-nyc-apartment-market-595m.html 2017-03-23T11:54:00Z US home sales slowed in February after surge in January https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5056300-us-sales-slowed-february-surge-january.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales are up solidly. Sales of existing homes fell 3.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National Association of Realtors said We... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5056300-us-sales-slowed-february-surge-january.html 2017-03-22T14:57:00Z Missouri childhood home of late Maya Angelou up for sale https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5048826-missouri-childhood-late-maya-angelou-up-sale.html ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis childhood home of late poet Maya Angelou is up for sale. With a listed price of $159,000, the 1,100-square-foot place at 3130 Hickory St. was Angelou's home for her first three years and, after her death in 2014 at the age of 86, was given local landmark status. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom dwelling i... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5048826-missouri-childhood-late-maya-angelou-up-sale.html 2017-03-19T17:47:00Z US homebuilder sentiment surges to 12-year high in March https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5038162-us-homebuilder-sentiment-surges-to-12-year-high-ma.html U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects than they have been since the high-flying days of the housing boom. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Wednesday jumped to 71 this month. That's up six points from 65 in February and the highest reading since June 2005. ... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5038162-us-homebuilder-sentiment-surges-to-12-year-high-ma.html 2017-03-15T14:39:00Z US home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5000156-us-prices-rise-december-fastest-pace-year.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 11 months, as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of available property. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.6 percent, the most since January 2016. T... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:28:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5000156-us-prices-rise-december-fastest-pace-year.html 2017-02-28T14:28:00Z Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4997710-fewer-americans-signed-contracts-to-buy-homes-janu.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.8 percent to 106... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4997710-fewer-americans-signed-contracts-to-buy-homes-janu.html 2017-02-27T15:25:00Z US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4991596-us-new-home-sales-rise-sign-housing-market-health.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent higher than a year ago. Solid job gains and... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:12:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4991596-us-new-home-sales-rise-sign-housing-market-health.html 2017-02-24T15:12:00Z Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4986254-americans-buy-existing-homes-fastest-pace-decade.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million,... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4986254-americans-buy-existing-homes-fastest-pace-decade.html 2017-02-22T16:47:00Z US home building falls as developers start fewer apartments https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4972296-us-building-falls-developers-start-fewer-apartment.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, led by a drop in apartment construction. The number of new housing starts declined 2.6 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday . The drop came after a much larger gain the previous month. Single family housing starts rose 1.9 percent,... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4972296-us-building-falls-developers-start-fewer-apartment.html 2017-02-16T15:07:00Z US home prices rise 5.3 pct. amid solid demand, tight supply https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4937612-us-prices-rise-53-pct-amid-solid-demand-tight-supp.html WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices marched steadily higher in November, pushed up by healthy demand for homes and a shrinking supply of available properties. The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home index, released Tuesday , rose 5.3 percent, slightly faster than October's gain of 5.1 percent. So far, home sales have re... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4937612-us-prices-rise-53-pct-amid-solid-demand-tight-supp.html 2017-01-31T14:25:00Z US pending home sales increased in December https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4935206-us-pending-sales-increased-december.html WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December. The increase possibly reflects more people scrambling to purchase homes as mortgage rates have been rising and increasing the costs of ownership. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.6 percent to 107.3, a sli... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:14:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4935206-us-pending-sales-increased-december.html 2017-01-30T15:14:00Z US new-home sales tumble in December https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4926660-us-new-home-sales-tumble-december.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back sharply from buying new homes in December, but sales for all of 2016 were the highest since 2007. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new-home sales last month fell 10.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 536,000. But sales totaled 563,000 in 2016, up 12.2 percent over the past year. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4926660-us-new-home-sales-tumble-december.html 2017-01-26T16:01:00Z Existing US home fell in December as supplies at 17-year low https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4920764-existing-us-fell-december-supplies-17-year-low.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes fell 2.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million. For all of 2016, sales posted an annual gain of 3.8 percent to... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4920764-existing-us-fell-december-supplies-17-year-low.html 2017-01-24T16:09:00Z Correction: Housing 2017-Outlook story https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4873162-correction-housing-2017-outlook-story.html In a story Jan. 4 about, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increased the limit of the mortgages they will buy from lenders next year. The limit was increased on Jan. 1. A corrected version of the story is below: Mortgage rates, home sales and prices seen rising in 2017 Buyers beware: 2017 is shaping up as a dif... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4873162-correction-housing-2017-outlook-story.html 2017-01-06T23:26:00Z US pending home sales fell in November https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4861304-us-pending-sales-fell-november.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November. The decrease likely reflects the drag caused by rising mortgage rates and the shallow inventory of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.5 percent to 107.3, the lowest reading sin... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4861304-us-pending-sales-fell-november.html 2016-12-28T15:06:00Z Midwest buying spree lifted US new-home sales in November https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4854154-midwest-buying-spree-lifted-us-new-home-sales-nove.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A buying spree in the Midwest spurred new U.S. home sales last month to the fastest pace since July. The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales in November rose 5.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 592,000. It was the fastest pace since July's 622,000. Sales were up 16.5 percent from November 2015. ... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4854154-midwest-buying-spree-lifted-us-new-home-sales-nove.html 2016-12-23T19:23:00Z Long-term US mortgage rates hit highest levels since 2014 https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4851840-long-term-us-mortgage-rates-hit-highest-levels-201.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term US mortgage rates climbed again this week, hitting the highest levels since 2014. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year fixed-rate loans jumped to an average 4.30 percent from 4.16 percent last week and the highest since April 2014. The average for a 15-year mortgage rose to 3.52 percent from 3.37 percent last week and ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:35:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4851840-long-term-us-mortgage-rates-hit-highest-levels-201.html 2016-12-22T15:35:00Z Existing US home sales reach highest since February 2007 https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4849388-existing-us-sales-reach-highest-february-2007.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market next year. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes rose 0.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual ra... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4849388-existing-us-sales-reach-highest-february-2007.html 2016-12-21T15:34:00Z Rates surging 5 weeks post-election; will home sales weaken? https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4835790-rates-surging-5-weeks-post-election-will-sales-wea.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates are still surging five weeks after Donald Trump's election victory. Will higher rates weaken prospective buyers' confidence next year and dampen home sales? While the job market is stable, the low mortgage rates that helped spur homebuying this year are disappearing in the rearview mirror. Steadily risin... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4835790-rates-surging-5-weeks-post-election-will-sales-wea.html 2016-12-15T21:01:00Z US homebuilder confidence hits highest level since 2005 https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4835678-us-homebuilder-confidence-hits-highest-level-2005.html U.S. homebuilders' confidence soared this month to the highest level in 11 years, reflecting heightened expectations of better sales now and well into 2017. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday jumped seven points to 70. The last time the reading was at this level was July 2005, during the high-flying days of the las... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/4835678-us-homebuilder-confidence-hits-highest-level-2005.html 2016-12-15T16:01:00Z