For all of 2018, sales of existing homes fell 3.1 percent from a year ago to the weakest total since 2015.
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
Despite the recent uptick, home sales are still down from a year ago, hurt by rising interest rates.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years, and declined for a second consecutive month. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for…
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
Signs of Recovery, Home Sales Paint a Better Fiscal Picture in the U.S.
Housing and the Foreclosure Crisis Are Missing From the Campaign Conversation…
Wall Street had a strong showing on Thursday, but the positive news was tempered by other economic readings showing declining home sales and rising claims for unemployment benefits. Jim Lehrer speaks with Greg Ip of The Economist for more.
In the latest in a series of reports making sense of the economy, Paul Solman examines troubles for both those receiving and those paying for jobless benefits in Florida, where jobless rates are the sixth highest in the country.
The Obama administration is tweaking the current foreclosure policy to help people stay in their homes. Judy Woodruff reports on who may be helped.
In other news, House speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted on Friday that the House of Representatives' compromise health reform bill will include a public option, and the National Association of Realtors announced a jump in sales of pre-owned homes.
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