Sunday, May 28, 2017

National Association of Realtors

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 ...
This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo shows a home under contract at a new home community in Edmond, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 ...
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 Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, photo shows a house for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, the National Association of Realtors releases its November report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November. The decrease likely reflects the drag caused by rising mortgage rates and the shallow inventory of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors ...
In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, file photo, investigators with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office and Spartanburg Coroner's Office use heavy equipment to work the crime scene on property owned by Todd Kohlhepp in Woodruff, S. Carolina, where a missing woman was found chained up in a large storage container. .(Tim Kimzey/The Spartanburg Herald-Journal via AP, File

BY JONATHAN DREW and SEANNA ADCOX WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) — As he built a successful real estate firm, Todd Kohlhepp’s behavior struck some as odd: watching pornographic videos during work, making macabre jokes in marketing literature and openly discussing that ...
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 ...
In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, a "Sale Pending" sign sits atop a realty sign outside a home for sale in Surfside, Florida.

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, as a shortage of properties for sale is weighing on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday its seasonally adjusted pending home sales ...
This Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo shows a "Sold" sign in front of a house in Walpole, Mass

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a shortage of listings on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that ...
Pending Home Sales

BY JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track. The National Association of Realtors ...
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