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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.
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.