Thursday, July 20, 2017

home sales

In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, a sign advertises an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopping for a house are facing an intensifying set of pressures: Fewer and fewer homes are being listed for sale, while prices are climbing at a pace that most incomes can’t possibly match. ...
In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, a "For Sale" sign is posted in front of a home in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back their pace of home-buying in April, as the shrinking number of houses for sale and rising prices are putting them in a bind as their options dwindle. The National Association of ...
This Wednesday, April 12, 2017, photo shows a home for sale, in Natick, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Sales of existing homes climbed 4.4 percent last month to a seasonally ...
In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, photo, real estate signs mark the lots near one of the new homes for sale in a development for new homes in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales are up solidly. Sales ...
This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Florida. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of ...
This Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, photo shows a home for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999, according to information released Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, by the National Association of Realtors. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes ...
This Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought homes in November in the fastest pace in nearly a decade. But rising mortgage rates, a deepening shortage of houses and higher prices are likely to weigh on the market next year. ...
This Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga.

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans bought homes in September, many for the first time, despite a persistent shortage of properties for sale. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes rose 3.2 percent ...
This Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a house in Walpole, Mass.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — US homebuyers pulled back in July, as sales declined amid a shortage of available properties and steadily rising prices. Sales of existing homes fell 3.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...
sold sign

The housing Market in Lee isn’t looking quite as good as it did in 2015, and some analysts say it’s because of sellers. B.E.A.R., the real estate trade association which covers the Bonita Springs and Estero areas, reported sales have ...
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