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The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell in October for the fifth straight month. Higher mortgage rates, price increases and the 16-day partial government shutdown held back sales.
The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign home sales probably will rise in the months ahead.
Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.
Sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark in May, the first time that's happened in 3½ years. The gain shows that the housing recovery is strengthening.
U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes.
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in 3½ years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale.
As a Realtor in Orange County, California, Gary Thomas lives at the epicenter of the last decade’s epic housing boom and bust that is only now beginning to release the economy from its withering grip.
U.S. home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, the most in nearly seven years. The gains were driven by a growing number of buyers who bid on a limited supply of homes.
The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in March to the highest level in three years, pointing to higher sales this spring.