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  • US stocks fall as China weighs on markets Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are falling as investors worry about new signs of weakness in China's economy. The Standard& Poor's 500 dropped 16 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,994 as of noon Eastern time Monday. Home builder stocks fell after the National Association of Realtors said sales of previously occupied homes fell 1.8 percent last month.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units.

  • US existing home sales fall in August Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce. Sales of existing homes fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.

  • U.S. existing home sales fall as investors leave Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness in the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.05 million units.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US home sales Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in August. The report is scheduled to be released Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. The ownership rate fell to 64.7 percent through the middle of this year, down from a peak of 69.2 percent toward the end of 2004, according to the Census Bureau.

  • Sept 17- Farmland prices in Iowa, the top U.S. corn and soybean state, were down an average 3.4 percent over the past six months, and more than 8 percent from a year ago- pressured by lower grain prices and firmer interest rates, a twice-yearly survey of realtors said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Americans resold their homes in July at the fastest pace in almost a year, a sign the housing market was gaining steam again after a year-long slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 14- More wealthy Chinese are moving their money out of China to invest in Australia's property market as a corruption crackdown in the world's second biggest economy gathers momentum, property consultants and lawyers said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.. The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.1 percent to 102.7.

  • U.S. pending home sales unexpectedly fall in June Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 28- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, casting a cloud over the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, fell 1.1 percent to 102.7.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- U.S. home resales rose in June to their fastest pace in eight months, a signal that the housing market was pulling out of a slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales increased 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units. "Things are flying pretty fast," said Lawrence Yun, the NAR's chief economist.

  • Pace of U.S. home resales rises to eight-month high Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 22- U.S. home resales rose in June to their fastest pace in eight months, a signal that the housing market was pulling out of a slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales increased 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The Obama administration said on Thursday it would tap Treasury funds to bolster the construction of affordable rental housing and extend the life of a program aimed at helping homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The Obama administration on Thursday said it would tap Treasury funds to bolster the construction of affordable rental housing and extend the life of a program aimed at helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure.

  • Redfin redefines real estate     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, explains how his company is changing the way people purchase their homes and the return of the house flip.

  • Homeownership on the decline: Study     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:50 AM ET
    D.R. Horton bargain home in Houston, Texas.

    A recent study shows millenials are shrinking away from homeownership. Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO, shares his thoughts on the future of housing and a change in the American psyche from owner to renter.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- U.S. home resales rose more than expected in May and the stock of properties for sale was the highest in more than 1-1/ 2 years, suggesting that housing was pulling out of a recent slump. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales increased 4.9 percent to an annual rate of 4.89 million units.

  • DUBAI, June 8- Low residential rental yields in Dubai and Abu Dhabi may indicate growing imbalances and overheating in the real estate sector, the United Arab Emirates central bank said on Sunday, in the first official warning about soaring property prices.

  • U.S. pending home sales show signs of stabilizing Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 29- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose modestly in April, a sign of stabilization in the housing market, which had been pummeled by higher interest rates and a harsh winter. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 0.4 percent to 97.8.

  • *Treasury sells $13 bln in 10- yr TIPS to solid demand. NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 1.3 percent to an annual rate of 4.65 million units in April, marking the second sales increase in nine months.