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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes dropped in January on a shortage of inventory in the Midwest and West regions, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday. The index last month, however, was still 0.4 percent higher than in January 2016. Buyers are easily outnumbering sellers in several metro areas, NAR chief economist...

  • WASHINGTON— Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.8 percent to 106.4, the...

  • *Some developers delay new home sales. HONG KONG, Feb 27- Some Chinese developers are playing a game of cat-and-mouse with local governments by delaying the launch of new home sales in the hope of riding out tightening measures in the property market that have dampened prices in some major cities. Prices in Beijing, Hangzhou and Chengdu were flat and Guangzhou was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- U.S. home resales surged to a 10- year high in January as buyers shrugged off higher prices and mortgage rates, signaling rising confidence in the economy and bolstering expectations of a pickup in growth in the first quarter. The National Association of Realtors' report on Wednesday came as the labor market nears full employment and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- U.S. home resales surged to a 10- year high in January as buyers shrugged off higher prices and mortgage rates, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales jumped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million units last month. That was the highest...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- U.S. home resales surged to a 10- year high in January as buyers shrugged of higher prices and mortgage rates, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales jumped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million units last month. That was the highest level...

  • WASHINGTON— Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Strong demand is pushing up median home prices, which jumped 7.1 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- U.S. home resales surged to a 10- year high in January as buyers shrugged of higher prices and mortgage rates, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales jumped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million units last month. That was the highest level...

  • The National Association of Realtors reports on January sales of existing U.S. homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Economists forecast sales will tick up to a seasonally adjusted 5.55 million, up from 5.49 million in December. :Sales of existing homes slipped in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million.

  • The company's news and information business, which includes newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the Times in London, has been suffering from lower advertisements as readers prefer the quick and free news on websites and mobile apps. The business includes REA Group Ltd, a leading real estate advertising company in Australia, and Realtor.com in the...

  • The company's revenue rose to $2.09 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from about $1.70 billion a year earlier. Net income attributable to Expedia was $79.5 million, or 51 cents per share, compared with a loss of $12.5 million, or 9 cents per share. The year-ago quarter included charges related to Expedia's purchase of vacation rental site HomeAway Inc, and some...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rebounded in December following a drop a month earlier, the National Association of Realtors said on Monday. "Pending sales rebounded last month as enough buyers fended off rising mortgage rates and alarmingly low inventory levels to sign a contract," NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in December as the supply of houses on the market dropped to levels last seen in 1999, but the housing market recovery remained intact against the backdrop of a tightening labor market. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales decreased 2.8 percent to a seasonally...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in December as the supply of houses on the market dropped to levels last seen in 1999, but the housing market recovery remained intact against the backdrop of a tightening labor market. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales decreased 2.8 percent to a seasonally...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in December as the supply of houses on the market dropped to levels last seen in 1999, which could have limited choice for buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales decreased 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million units.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in December as the supply of houses on the market dropped to levels last seen in 1999, which could have limited choice for buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales dropped 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million units.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. homebuilding rebounded sharply in December as a firming economy boosts demand for rental housing, while an unexpected drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week pointed to a further tightening in the labor market. The reports came as Republican Donald Trump prepared to be sworn in as president on Friday,...

  • *Housing starts increase 11.3 percent in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 19- U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.23 million units last month, the Commerce Department said.

  • *Spot gold edged up 0.2 percent to $1,144.36 an ounce by 0044 GMT. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off a slight 0.1 percent. *Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell in November to their lowest level in nearly a year, a sign rising interest rates could be weighing on the housing market, the National Association of Realtors...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 21- U.S. home resales unexpectedly rose in November, reaching their highest level in nearly 10 years, likely as buyers rushed into the market to lock in mortgage rates in anticipation of further increases in borrowing costs. The third straight monthly increase in existing home sales, reported by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday,...