Housing Market

U.S. office vacancy rate stays at 16.8 percent in third quarter: Reis

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- U.S. office vacancy rate remained flat for the third consecutive quarter at 16.8 percent, real estate research firm Reis Inc said in a report released on Tuesday.

U.S. home prices rise less than expected in July: S&P/Case-Shiller

NEW YORK - U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

U.S. pending home sales fall more than expected in August

WASHINGTON - Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes fell more than expected in August, pointing to a still shaky housing sector.

29 Sep 2014

U.S. new home sales at six-year high, but outlook challenging

WASHINGTON - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August to their highest level in more than six years, a sign the housing recovery remains on course. | Video

24 Sep 2014

U.S. mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK - Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as interest rates edged up, an industry group said on Wednesday.

24 Sep 2014

U.S. existing home sales fall, investors pulling back

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in August as investors stepped away from the market, but the decline probably does not signal renewed weakness.

22 Sep 2014

Mortgage lending drops in 2013 on decline in refinancing

WASHINGTON - Mortgage originations fell 11 percent in 2013 as rates ticked higher and remained at 20-year lows in the case of loans for home purchases, according to information released on Monday by the Federal Reserve.

22 Sep 2014

U.S. leading indicator rises less than expected in August

WASHINGTON - Economic activity in the United States rose less than expected in August, but was still consistent with the economy expanding at a moderate pace for the rest of this year, The Conference Board said on Friday.

19 Sep 2014

U.S. housing starts fall; prior month's data revised higher

WASHINGTON - U.S. housing starts and permits fell in August, but upward revisions to the prior month's data suggested the housing market continued to gradually improve.

18 Sep 2014

U.S. home builder sentiment near nine-year high in September: NAHB

NEW YORK - U.S. homebuilder sentiment rose in September to its strongest in nearly nine years as a firming job market has begun to unleash pent-up demand and builders have reported a sharp pickup in buyer traffic since early summer, data from the National Association of Home Builders showed on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2014