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  • U.S. existing home sales rise in December Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23- U.S. home resales rose slightly in December, a hopeful sign as the housing market recovery looks to pick up pace in 2015.. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.04 million units last month. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales rising to a 5.06-...

  • U.S. pending home sales rise modestly in November Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 31- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose only modestly in November, pointing to a still-sluggish housing market despite several months of stronger economic growth and hiring. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, gained 0.8 percent to 104.8.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 6.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.93 million units, the lowest level since May.

  • U.S. existing home sales hit six-month low in November Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 6.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.93 million units, the lowest level since May.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- For investors in 2014, it was hard not to feel like winners. The S&P 500 is up 10 percent on the year, and existing-home sales just enjoyed a 32nd month of year-over-year price gains, according to the National Association of Realtors. One sign of this is that only 31 percent of investors is even making corrective financial resolutions for the New Year,...

  • Toll Brothers misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:50 AM ET
    A worker stands near a home under construction at the Toll Brothers Inc. Jupiter Country Club housing development in Jupiter, Florida.

    Toll Brothers on Wednesday reported profit of $131.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.

  • U.S. pending home sales post surprise drop in October Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in October, dropping to their lowest level in four months and casting a shadow over the housing market's recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, dropped 1.1 percent to 104.1.

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

    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.

    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.

  • How will higher US rates impact global property?   Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 7:05 PM ET
    How will higher US rates impact global property?

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds, expects Hong Kong and Singapore property prices to cool as a result of government measures instead of higher U.S. borrowing costs.

  • UK housing market is 'polarized': Pro   Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 2:10 AM ET
    UK housing market is 'polarized': Pro

    Jon Neale, head of research at Jones Lang LaSalle, says there is no broad-based recovery in the U.K. housing market as prices are rising at different paces around the country.

  • Selling NYC real estate in the bars of Moscow Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Many Russians who own property around the world ask the help of multilingual real estate consultants when looking at New York real estate. NYT reports.

  • Michael Jordan auctioning Chicago-area estate Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
    A gate with the number 23 controls access to the home of basketball legend Michael Jordan on October 21, 2013 in Highland Park, Illinois.

    The NBA legend had listed the property for $29 million, then $21 million.

  • Wells Fargo eliminates 2,300 mortgage jobs Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Wells Fargo & Co. bank branch in New York

    Wells Fargo is cutting 2,300 jobs from in the mortgage production unit,the company said on Wednesday.

  • Surging rates clip demand for mortgages Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, driven by a decline in demand for refinancing loans as mortgage interest rates remained at a two-year high.

  • Bullish on Asian property: Expert   Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 9:44 PM ET
    Bullish on Asian property: Expert

    Carlo Sant'albano, Executive Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield explains why he's positive on the long-term performance for Asian real-estate despite the surge in home prices.

  • Fuzzy Math: An Early Warning Sign for Foreclosure Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    Americans who have trouble dividing 300 by 2 are much more likely to end up in foreclosure than consumers with average math skills, according to a new study.

  • Mega-Broker to Rich Dolly Lenz Departs Elliman Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    I. Dolly Lenz, vice chairwoman, Prudential Douglas Elliman

    I. Dolly Lenz, who has brokered more than $8 billion in deals over 25 years and has long been on the top real-estate deal-makers in New York, is leaving Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

  • Mortgage Apps Rise, Ignore Surging Interest Rates Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 7:01 AM ET
    A 'sold' sign stands outside a home in LaSalle, Illinois, U.S., June 7, 2013.

    Another surge in interest rates pushed prospective U.S. homebuyers to act as demand for applications for mortgages, which rose for the first time in a month.

  • Chinese Buyers Changing US Home Prices   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Chinese Buyers Changing U.S. Home Prices

    Dolly Lenz, Prudential Douglas Elliman, says smart sellers are catering to the new buyers from Asia. She believes buyers from China make up about 10 percent of the market. "That's a lot," she adds.