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  • WASHINGTON, May 20- U.S. home resales rose more than expected in April, suggesting the economy continues to gather pace during the second quarter. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday existing home sales increased 1.7 percent to an annual rate of 5.45 million units. March's sales pace was revised slightly higher to 5.36 million units from the...

  • WASHINGTON— Midwestern homebuyers helped spark a national increase in real estate sales during April, a sign that demand for housing remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories. Sales of existing homes rose 1.7 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.45 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday.

  • WASHINGTON— The National Association of Realtors reports on April sales of existing homes Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern. SLIGHT SALES BUMP: Economists forecast that sales edged up 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.4 million, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. The median home sales price was $222,700 in March, a 5.7 percent annual...

  • In its most recent report, the Standard& Poor's/Case-Shiller 20- city home price index rose 5.4 percent and the National Association of Realtors' seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.4 percent to 110.5, the highest level since May 2015. For the three months ended May 1, The Home Depot Inc. earned $1.8 billion, or $1.44 per share, easily surpassing...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- New York City's economy showed signs of a potential slow down in the first quarter as private sector wages stagnated, commercial real estate leasing cooled and venture capital investment fell for the first time in four years. The New York metro economy is the biggest in the United States and larger than that of many countries.

  • One big headwind could send Hong Kong's stubbornly high prices down as much as 20 percent over the next two years, Goldman said.

  • In a statement, Homex said the SEC probe, shared in an April 25 notification, concerns its accounting practices around losses and gains from real estate sales from 2010 to 2012.. Homex said the SEC had sent similar notifications to some employees of the company, who would be taking a leave of absence in order to fully focus on responding to the probe.

  • Expedia last year embarked on an acquisition spree, buying vacation rental site HomeAway Inc for $3.9 billion, Orbitz Worldwide Inc for $1.3 billion and Travelocity for $280 million. Revenue rose about 39 percent to $1.90 billion, ahead of the average analyst estimate of $1.84 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net loss attributable to the company...

  • LONDON, April 28- International investors have halted almost all their purchases of British commercial property ahead of the European Union membership referendum, a survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs that the vote is taking a toll on the economy. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said only five percent of its members reported increased...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. home resales rebounded more than expected in March as supply improved, suggesting the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs that economic growth probably stalled in the first quarter. It shows confidence, "said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. The National Association of Realtors said on...

  • *Existing home sales increase 5.1 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. home resales rebounded more than expected in March, suggesting the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs that economic growth probably stalled in the first quarter. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales surged 5.1 percent to an...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. home resales rebounded more than expected in March, suggesting the housing market recovery remained intact despite signs that economic growth probably stalled in the first quarter. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales surged 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.33 million units last month.

  • LONDON, April 18- Asking prices for rental properties in England and Wales have fallen, hit by the introduction of a new tax, but prices in the housing market as a whole have continued their rise, online property listings firm Rightmove said. On April 1, Britain added a new surcharge to stamp duty, the tax on buying property, requiring payment of an extra 3 percent for...

  • Downpayment protection for skittish homeowners

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at a new product from ValueInsured aimed at protecting homeowners' downpayment from falling home prices; and speaks with Joe Melendez, ValueInsured CEO, and Barry Zigas, Zigas & Associates LLC founder.

  • *Shanghai sales by area down 60 pct in w/c March 28. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI April 8- Home sales in the red-hot property markets of Shanghai and Shenzhen tumbled sharply in the week after authorities made it tougher to buy homes in the cities to prevent a property bubble, surveys by a major Chinese realtor show. After Shenzhen and Shanghai property prices had jumped 57...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose sharply in February, reversing the previous month's deep decline, as the volatility of the data continues to make it difficult to parse the strength of the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index rose 3.5 percent to 109.1 last month, the highest...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America's economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 7.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.08 million units, the lowest level since November.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- U.S. home resales fell sharply in February in a potentially troubling sign for America's economy which has otherwise looked resilient to the global economic slowdown. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 7.1 percent to an annual rate of 5.08 million units, the lowest level since November.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- U.S. Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell to their lowest level in a year in January, likely weighed down by harsh weather and a shortage of properties for sale, a report by the National Association of Realtors showed. "Looking at recent data, as far as economic reports, it has been a mixed bag with this morning being weaker than anticipated,"...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- China's latest move to boost its economy helped lift stocks on Wall Street and in Europe, and oil prices rallied after Saudi Arabia said it would work with other producers to limit oil market volatility. The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index declined to its lowest level in a year. "We were seeing better economic data...