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US home sales increase 2.4 pct. in December fewer first-time buyers hurt...

US home sales increase 2.4 pct. in December; fewer first‑time buyers hurt overall 2014 sales.

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More Americans purchased homes in December, yet total sales slipped in 2014 as first‑time buyers struggled to find houses. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that sales of existing homes...

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Mexico president faces new questions about personal assets

President Enrique Pena Nieto faced new questions about his personal assets Wednesday after a report that he purchased a home from a businessman whose...

US home construction up 4.4 percent in December

Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine...

US homebuilder confidence, sales outlook slip in January

U. S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects ahead of the spring homebuying season, traditionally the peak period for...

Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66 pct.

Average long‑term U. S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May...