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  • Massachusetts homes sales down in March

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts homeowners still appear reluctant to put their houses on the market, driving sales volume down and prices up last month, two organizations that track the real estate market said Wednesday. The number of single-family homes sold dropped almost 12 percent in March...

  • Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent last month to a...

  • California foreclosure starts rise this year

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A research firm says California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter. DataQuick said Tuesday that there were slightly more than 19,200 default notices filed in the first quarter, up 6 percent...

  • Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally...

  • Baton Rouge home sales drop in March

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Home sales in metro Baton Rouge dropped 14.6 percent in March for the first time in 18 consecutive months of year-to-year increases. In figures released Monday by the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, there were 647 home sales that closed in March in the...

  • Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million. Five homes sold this year for more than $10 million in Greenwich, the assessor's...

  • US sues NY real estate dealer over disabilities

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has sued a prominent real estate developer, saying some of the company's apartment buildings are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was brought Wednesday against The Durst Organization Inc. It...

  • California home prices surge in March; sales fall

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home prices surged to a six-year high in March amid lackluster sales at the start of the traditional buying season, a research firm said Wednesday. The median sales price for new and existing houses and condominiums reached $376,000, up 5.9 percent from $355,000...

  • Southern California home prices climb in March

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A research firm says Southern California's median home sale price has hit $400,000, setting a new six-year high. DataQuick said Tuesday that the median price for new and existing houses and condominiums was $400,000 in March, up 4 percent from $383,000 in February and up 16...

  • US homebuilder confidence edges up in April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

  • Baton Rouge residential sales growing

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The 2014 outlook for the Baton Rouge real estate market is largely positive, thanks to the thousands of new jobs that are projected to come to the area and an improving national economy. Tom Cook, an appraiser with Cook, Moore & Associates, tells The Advocate...

  • Beazer: Closings, home orders down in Jan-March

    ATLANTA (AP) — Beazer Homes USA Inc. said Thursday that completed home sales and new orders fell sharply in the first three months of the year. New home orders fell 9 percent to 1,390 in the January-March period, while completed sales, or closings, slumped 13 percent to 977, the company said....

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale. "Both sides of the equation are in a funk," said Glenn Kelman, CEO of the real estate...

  • Contracts to buy US homes fell in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes fell for the eighth straight month in February, a sign that real estate sales will likely slow over the next few months. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home...

  • RI home sales, prices both decrease in February

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Association of Realtors says bad winter weather and worries about increasing flood insurance premiums likely played roles as home sales and prices in the state declined in February. The group said Thursday that single-family home sales were down 5 percent...



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