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Lowe's 2Q revenue tops Street, appliance sales strong

...values and a healthy job market have all benefited home improvement retailers and there are indications that the real estate market is going to keep getting better.The Commerce Department this week said that construction of single-family homes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-19/lowes-2q-revenue-tops-stre
Home Depot separates itself from retail crowd in 2Q

...expectations after missing second-quarter profit projections.Home Depot's upswing comes amid continued signs from the real estate market that conditions are getting better.The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that construction of single-family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-18/home-depot-separates-itsel
Business news

...investigation into the Jeep incident.In other newsFEWER AMERICANS bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market might not be as hot as it appeared at the start of summer. The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/business-news
US home sales surge in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

...the Realtors not adjusted for inflation.Home-buying has recently surged as more buyers are flooding into the real estate market. Robust hiring over the past 21 months and an economic recovery now in its sixth year have enabled more Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/us-home-sales-surge-june-f
US new-home sales hit June slump

...bought new homes in June, a possible sign that the real estate market might not be as hot as it appeared at the start of...downplayed the report as representing a sliver of the real estate market."While the June report is disappointing, new-home...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-24/us-new-home-sales-hit-june
US home construction off to weak March start

...March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market.Construction firms broke ground at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000 homes last month, a 2.5 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/us-home-construction-weak-
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage edges up to 3.67 percent

...March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market.Construction firms broke ground at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 926,000 homes last month, a 2.5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/average-us-rate-30-year-mo
U.S. new home sales jump in April

...construction generally costs more than existing housing stock, but the price pressures are similar on both segments of the real estate market.Nationwide, the median price of an existing home surged 8.9 percent over the past 12 months to $219,400...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-26/us-new-home-sales-jump-apr
Why homebuyers face a tough spring

...own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there'll be plenty of competitionBidding wars have broken out in hot real-estate markets like Denver and Los Angeles, where there aren't enough houses to meet demand. The lack of supply is a key reason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-11/why-homebuyers-face-tough-
US home sales roared back to life in March

WASHINGTON - U.S. homebuyers flooded back into the real estate market in March, pushing up sales and prices at the start of the spring buying season.Sales of existing homes jumped 6.1 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-22/us-home-sales-roared-back-