U.S. new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level since July 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating.
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U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in March after they sharply cut back on apartment construction. But builders requested the most permits for future projects in 3½ years, suggesting many anticipate the housing market could improve during the next year.
By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer Washington — Sales of previously owned homes slipped slightly in October as the housing market continues to battle tough economic conditions including high unemployment and tight credit. The National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that sales of previously owned homes dropped 2.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted [...]
By JANNA HERRON AP Real Estate Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Home prices ticked up in July for the fourth straight month, but many cities are bracing for declines in the year ahead. The price increases were fueled by now-expired homebuyer tax credits. With the peak buying season over, a record number of foreclosures, job [...]
If you don’t mind benefiting from the misery of others, you can buy a house on the cheap from the city of Milwaukee. VIEW A LIST OF HOMES FOR SALE MILWAUKEE ACQUIRED FOR UNPAID TAXES The price range on this batch is between $5,000 and $175,000. Some are in good shape; most will require work [...]
By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Home construction plunged last month to the lowest level since October as the economy remained weak and demand for housing plummeted. But driving the June decline was a more than 20 percent drop in condominium and apartment construction, which makes up a small but volatile [...]
By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes surged 27 percent last month, bouncing off the previous month’s record low and blowing past expectations as government incentives and better weather boosted sales. The Commerce Department said Friday that new home sales rose in March to a seasonally adjusted annual [...]
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Copper thieves are targeting abandoned and empty foreclosed homes, according to Racine police. Officials said thieves in at least two dozen burglaries of unoccupied homes this year have ripped large sections of valuable copper pipe from the residences. Police are asking neighbors who live near vacant and foreclosed homes to keep [...]
By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Home sales in the Midwest jumped nearly 20 percent over last year as buyers continued to go after expiring federal tax credits. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that 97,000 existing homes sold in March across the 11-state region. And the median sales price [...]