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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, with the year-over year pace of pending sales sliding for the first time in nearly two years.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon — setting highs.

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FILE - This undated file photo shows Grace Kelly. The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage prop…

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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, a blue state historical marker sits outside Grace Kelly's family's home in Philadelphia. The Philade…

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is on the market.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans pulled back from buying new homes in May, reversing strong gains made in April as sales fell sharply in the Northeast and West.

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A nonprofit group of real estate agents says single-family home sales are up in northern New Jersey and there's steep competition for homes due to a lack of houses for sale.

  • By JOSH BOAK

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans snapped up houses in May almost as soon as properties were listed, fueling the strongest sales rate in nearly a decade.

  • JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer

Housing starts ticked down 0.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units, the Commerce Department said Friday. The government's residential construction report can be volatile on a monthly basis, which might explain the slight decrease.

In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016, photo, crews prepare a site for new homes in Chandler, Ariz. On Thursday, June 16, 2016, the National Associa…

  • By ALEX VEIGA

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about their sales prospects this month than they have since the beginning of the year.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sales of existing homes in the Milwaukee area rose 12 percent in May compared with the same month last year.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The number of homes sold in metro Baton Rouge rose by 0.2 percent in April as a plunge in activity in Livingston Parish wiped out sales gains in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes.

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A whopping $8.74 trillion of U.S. debt (72 percent) is mortgage-related, but homeowners in these 10 states get hit the hardest.

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A construction worker has fallen to his death at a $147 million oceanfront estate in East Hampton that's among the most expensive residential properties sold nationwide.

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But building permits for new single-family homes rose nearly 40 percent last month.

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  • By Josh Boak The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A rising number of Americans are preparing to renovate their homes this year, a potential boost for the economy, according to pro…

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FILE - In this June 9, 2015, file photo, a roofer works on a home under construction in the Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill, N.C. A risi…

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Tucson home sales down in Sept.; Raytheon mini-missile test; HTG unveils new cancer test