May 22, 2013 — The Fed chairman cautioned Wednesday that if interest rates were to start rising now, the economy could slump. Meanwhile, the National Association of Realtors said sales of existing homes rose — and would have been even stronger if not for tight inventory.
Jan 25, 2013 — There were an estimated 367,000 new homes sold last year, up 19.9 percent from the 306,000 sold in 2011. The dip in December isn't being seen as a sign that the recovery has gone off track.
Nov 28, 2012 — Though the pace dipped 0.3 percent from September to October, it was up 17.2 percent from September 2011. It's another sign that the housing sector is on the mend, though growth has been somewhat uneven.
Nov 27, 2012 — Signs that the housing sector is recovering have been popping up in recent months. Today's news adds to the evidence. Prices were up earlier this fall in nearly all major cities.
Jun 27, 2012 — The 5.9 percent increase in pending home sales was well above expectations and matched their strongest pace in two years.
May 22, 2012 — The news is one sign that home prices may finally be recovering.
Feb 24, 2012 — But they were still up from a year earlier. And late-2011 estimates have been revised upward. So the news appears to add to signs that the housing sector is stabilizing.
Feb 22, 2012 — The news is being seen as another sign that the housing sector is getting healthier.
Nov 21, 2011 — While sales were up 1.4 percent in October, so were the number of deals that fell through because of declined mortgage applications or other reasons.
Jun 29, 2011 — There was an 8.2 percent increase in contract signings last month, the National Association of Realtors says.