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.
A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.
Consumer prices rebounded in February as gas prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in inflation pressures.
Existing home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather.
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Housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year last month, likely as harsh weather kept builders at bay, a temporary setback for the housing market.
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The Standard & Poor's 500 closed lower and the Nasdaq snapped a 10-day winning streak Wednesday, while the Dow eked out another record closing high.
Sales of new homes were basically flat in January, evidence that recent job gains and relatively low mortgage rates have yet to spur the real estate market.
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U.S. home sales hit a snow drift in January, plunging to the slowest pace in nine months, hitting their lowest level since last April.
Housing starts fell last month as ground breaking for single-family homes slipped, but stayed at levels consistent with a slowly improving housing market.
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U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Tuesday as disappointing results from a number of bellwether companies pointed to weakening conditions.
Single-family home price appreciation slowed further in November as lean inventories and tight lending standards limited housing activities.
More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first-time buyers struggled to find houses.
Home rental prices climb at a modest pace in December, but rapidly escalating costs in some cities suggest apartment dwellers are facing financial pressure.
Average long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013.
New home construction rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago.