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More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the third straight month of gains as housing heats up with the start of the spring buying season.
Single-family home prices rose in February from a year earlier, led by strong increases in the western half of the nation, a closely watched survey says.
Existing home sales surged to their highest level in 18 months in March as more homes came on the market, a sign of strengthening in the housing market.
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Housing starts rose far less than expected in March and permits recorded their biggest drop since last May, which could raise concerns about the economy.
Consumer confidence rebounded in March amid optimism over the labor market while house prices rose in January, offering hopeful signs for the economy.