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  • WASHINGTON— Long-term U.S. mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since the start of August, raising costs for would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30- year, fixed-rate mortgages climbed to 4.60 percent from 4.54 percent last week. The National Association of Realtors said last month that...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- Contracts to buy previously owned homes fell in July, continuing a general trend in recent months that reflects a lack of supply in the market. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, decreased 0.7 percent to 106.2 in July. Lawrence Yun, the NAR's chief economist,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 22- U.S. home sales fell for a fourth straight month in July as a shortage of properties on the market pushed up house prices, likely sidelining some potential buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales fell 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million units last month.

  • BEIJING, Aug 17- Beijing's housing authority said on Friday it will clamp down on market irregularities that have fueled a spike in rental prices, telling major apartment rental service providers, including Ziroom, to correct their behavior. In a statement on its website, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-rural Development said it had held...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- With the Bank of England looking poised to raise interest rates to a new post-financial crisis high, evidence about the health of Britain's economy appears mixed. Movements in Britain's commercial property can be a good guide to shifts in the wider economy. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Commercial Market Survey was one of the first...

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Contracts to buy previously owned homes unexpectedly rose in June after two straight monthly declines, but the housing market remains hobbled by a dearth of properties available for sale. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 0.9 percent to a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Contracts to buy previously owned homes unexpectedly rose in June after two straight monthly declines, but the housing market remains hobbled by a dearth of properties available for sale. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, increased 0.9 percent to a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in June, posting their third straight monthly decline as a persistent shortage of properties on the market drove house prices to a record high. The report on Monday from the National Association of Realtors added to last week's soft homebuilding data in suggesting that the housing market lagged an apparent...

  • U.S. home sales fell for a third straight month in June as a persistent shortage of properties on the market pushed up house prices to a record high, likely sidelining some potential buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales fell 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 million units last month.

  • Shoppers walk through the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, New Jersey.

    Jim Cramer says the retail resurgence is boosting business at affiliated real estate investment trusts, but says he's not enthusiastic about REIT stocks just yet.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- Contracts to buy previously owned homes unexpectedly declined for the second straight month in May, mostly due to a shortage of properties for sale. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its pending home sales index fell to a reading of 105.9, down 0.5 percent from the prior month. April's 1.3 percent decline was unrevised.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell for the second straight month in May as an acute shortage of properties on the market pushed house prices to a record high. The sales decline, which was reported by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, indicated the housing market was continuing to lag a strong economy and would likely not...

  • *Existing home sales drop 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 20- U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in May as an acute shortage of properties on the market pushed house prices to a record high. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million units last month.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- U.S. home sales unexpectedly fell in May as an acute shortage of properties on the market pushed house prices to a record high. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million units last month. It was the second straight monthly decline in...

  • HONG KONG, June 13- Tough measures to cool the property market in China's resort island of Hainan have put the brakes on a real estate boom and underscore the policy risks developers and investors face as the government tries to rein in prices. Home prices in Hainan, known for its resort-lined beaches, recorded China's second-fastest monthly price increase in...

  • *Existing home sales fall 2.5 percent in April. WASHINGTON, May 24- U.S. home sales tumbled in April as an acute shortage of properties limited choices for potential buyers, the latest sign that the housing market was struggling to regain momentum. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales fell 2.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- U.S. home sales dropped more than expected in April as a shortage of properties for sale continued to weigh on the market. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday that existing home sales fell 2.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million units last month. March's sales pace was unrevised.

  • *For multimedia coverage of North Korea: https://www.reuters.com/north-korea/. SEOUL, May 14- Forget Seoul's posh Gangnam district. With North Korea pledging to reduce tensions and renew ties with its southern neighbour, South Korea's hottest property market is now along the heavily fortified border between the two countries.

  • Rows of houses in Las Vegas.

    Almost two-thirds of Americans say they're anticipating an increase in property values during the next year, according to Gallup.

  • BUFFETT SAYS THERE ARE NOT' UNUSUAL PROFITS' IN BEING A REAL ESTATE AGENT; NOT TRUE FOR INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS.