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July Home Sales Plummet 27.2%

Largest drop since records began in 1968

(Newser) - Sales of previously occupied US homes fell to the lowest level in 15 years last month as the economy weakened. The National Association of Realtors says July's sales fell by more than 27% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million. It is the largest monthly drop noted... More »

Home Sales Jump 7.4%

November figures up a record 44% from 2008

(Newser) - Home resales surged to the highest level in nearly three years, reflecting an extraordinary level of federal support that has pulled the housing market back from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 7.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of... More »

Dow Climbs 156; Stocks Hit Highs

Jump in existing-home sales spurs rally

(Newser) - Stocks rallied today off of strong housing data, propelling all three major indices to their highest levels of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sales of existing homes rose 7.2% in July, the National Association of Realtors said, beating analysts’ expectations by a generous margin. The Dow rose... More »

Home Sales, Prices Plunge

Everyone was really surprised

(Newser) - The housing market had another staggering setback in November, with sales of new and existing homes tumbling while prices took their biggest hit on record, the Wall Street Journal reports. Existing-home sales fell a worse-than-expected 8.6%, while the national median price fell 13.2% to $181,300, the steepest... More »

Home Sales Up 5.5%, Biggest Gain in 5 Years

Inventories still at historic highs

(Newser) - Sales of existing US homes rose by the largest amount in more than five years in last month, a real estate trade group said today. The data offer a glimmer of hope that the housing slump could be starting to bottom out. The National Association of Realtors said sales of... More »

Rosy Realtor Ads Omit Pesky Housing Crash

NAR campaign claims slumping market is a can't-lose investment

(Newser) - Apparently, real estate is a can’t-fail investment right now. Or at least, that’s the questionable gospel the National Association of Realtors is preaching, in a blitz of new commercials claiming that home values, on average, double every 10 years, and that a home is “the key to... More »

Dec. Home Sales Kept Dropping

Existing US sales resume tumble; median prices also fall

(Newser) - Existing home sales began to fall again in December after briefly bumping upwards in October and November. Home resales were at a 4.89 million annual rate; that's down 2.2% from November and down 13% from last year. "Home sales remain weak despite improved affordability conditions in many... More »

Pending Home Sales Rise Slightly

New numbers make quarter-point cut more likely, traders say

(Newser) - US home sales jumped in October and will rise slightly overall next year, beating forecasts, the Wall Street Journal reports. The National Association of Realtors' index for pending sales of existing homes spiked 0.6% in October over September, which was up 1.4% over August—but those increases are... More »

Dow Dips on Monday Overreach

A rough housing report doesn’t help

(Newser) - The market was mostly down today, after investors corrected for yesterday’s record-breaking spike, and a new drop in a home-sales index stirred mortgage anxieties. The Dow dipped 40.24 points to 14,047.31, with one strategist telling MarketWatch, “The fundamental news didn’t warrant the rally.”... More »

Housing Sales Plunge In March

Oversupply and tightened lending hit hard in already-weak market

(Newser) - Sales of previously occupied homes fell 8.4 percent in March, marking the biggest monthly drop since 1989 and ending hopes for a spring rebound. The new National Association of Realtors numbers reflect an oversupply of homes, lenders subdued by the sub-prime crisis, and bad winter weather, the Wall Street ... More »

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