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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.
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.
If interest rates rise, even slightly, they could send home prices -- and home values -- lower, simply by reducing the ability of buyers to pay for a home.
Consumer confidence rebounded in March amid optimism over the labor market while house prices rose in January, offering hopeful signs for the economy.
Existing home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather.