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  1. November 7, 2013

    Danger: US mortgage market whiplash risk

    This week, the US government was handed one small reason to smile. A survey by the National Association of Realtors suggests...

  2. October 28, 2013

    US pending home sales drop 5.6%

    Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy previously owned homes in September, the fourth straight month of declines, as...

  1. October 25, 2013

    US industrial production disappoints

    It is quiet on the data front on Monday, but US economy-watchers will note that industrial production and pending home sales...

  2. September 19, 2013

    US homebuyers rush to lock in low rates

    Sales of previously owned homes in the US rose to a six-and-a-half year high in August as more Americans rushed to lock in...

  3. August 21, 2013

    Rate rise fears propel US homebuyers

    US sales of existing homes increased in July at their fastest pace since November 2009 as Americans rushed to buy houses to...

  4. FT Long Short

    July 3, 2013

    US housebuilders: double bubble?

    Americans have been wondering if the housing market is in a double bubble for a little while, since Professor Robert...

  5. June 20, 2013

    US house prices surge as recovery gains momentum

    Sales of previously owned homes in the US rose to their highest level in three and a half years in May and prices surged as...

  6. April 24, 2013

    Housing industry defends US tax breaks

    The US housing industry will warn lawmakers not to curb the tax deduction on mortgage interest as they grapple with ways to...

  7. April 22, 2013

    US existing home sales dip in March

    Sales of previously owned US homes unexpectedly declined in March, amid lean inventories of homes for sale which sent house...

  8. April 18, 2013

    US home buyers revive memories of bubble

    James Jeddeloh, a 61-year-old consultant from Oregon, loves to play golf in Scottsdale, Arizona. So much so that last month...

  9. January 28, 2013

    US durable goods orders surge 4.6%

    An unexpectedly large jump in US durable goods orders last month extended a sharp sell-off in the bond market, as investors...

  10. January 22, 2013

    US home sales dip and inventories thin

    Inventories of previously-owned US homes fell to a 11-year low in December as eager Americans keen to take advantage of...

  11. November 19, 2012

    US homebuilder confidence hits 6-year high

    Confidence among US housebuilders jumped in November to a six-year high, while sales of previously owned homes rose in...

  12. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    NEWS “Asian shares dropped for the first time in three days as the re-election of US President Barack Obama shifted investor...

  13. October 19, 2012

    US unemployment drops in key states

    The unemployment rate dropped in seven out of nine battleground states that will decide the presidential election,...

  14. October 17, 2012

    US housing starts surge in September

    New home construction in the US surged in September to its fastest pace in more than four years, offering further evidence...

  15. August 29, 2012

    US growth revised up on stronger exports

    Second quarter growth in the US was revised upwards and pending home sales rose to their highest level in more than two...

  16. August 23, 2012

    New US home sales match two-year high

    New home sales rebounded in July to match a two-year high last seen in May, pointing to a recovery in the US housing market....

  17. August 22, 2012

    Sales of existing US homes rise

    Existing home sales rose more than 10 per cent in July from a year ago, while home prices jumped for a fifth consecutive...

  18. June 26, 2012

    US home prices rise for third month

    US home prices showed further signs of stabilisation in April, boosting hope that the housing market is finally bottoming...

  19. June 12, 2012

    More rich Chinese buy US property

    China has emerged as one of the fastest-growing sources of international buyers for US real estate – in what some see as a...

  20. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2012

    China's capital flight: to US real estate

    To the rising flow of anecdotal evidence suggesting China’s rich are taking their money out of the country, add this: China...

  21. June 8, 2012

    Apollo unit plans $1bn IPO to reduce debt

    An affiliate of Apollo Global Management, the US private equity group, is seeking to raise $1bn in a share offering to...

  22. May 22, 2012

    US existing home sales rise 3.4%

    US existing home sales rose in April to the highest annual rate in almost two years, while a decline in foreclosed...

  23. March 26, 2012

    Pending home sales fall in February

    Pending home sales in the US – contracts that have been signed but not closed – fell in February, adding to a mixed run of...

  24. March 21, 2012

    US housing market continues to recover

    The US housing sector showed further signs of recovery with prices stabilising and sales holding up well last month compared...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2012

    The Closer

    Round-up The US equity market rally took a day off as the S&P 500 closed slightly down on the day. BHP Billiton warned that...

  26. February 27, 2012

    Pending US home sales add to confidence

    Pending home sales in the US rose in January, tracking a run of positive data releases over the last week that indicates a...

  27. February 24, 2012

    US new home sales indicate market stabilising

    Purchases of new homes in the US last month beat forecasts while supply declined to its lowest reading in six years,...

  28. February 22, 2012

    US housing market improves slightly

    Sales of previously occupied homes in the US rose in January as sellers reduced asking prices in what are positive signs for...

  29. January 25, 2012

    US pending home sales drop sharply

    Pending home sales in the US fell more sharply than anticipated in December, underlining the precarious state of the housing...

  30. January 20, 2012

    US housing market stabilises in December

    The US housing market finished 2011 on a stronger note, with sales of previously owned homes rising the most in December...

  31. December 29, 2011

    US homebuilders surge as pending home sales rise

    Shares in homebuilders surged on Thursday as a measure of pending home sales reached its highest level in 19 months....

  32. December 29, 2011

    US jobless claims rise to 381,000

    More Americans filed claims for unemployment benefits last week, but the trend over the past month fell to the lowest level...

  33. December 21, 2011

    Data highlight US housing market weakness

    The number of existing homes sold in the US in recent years has been revised down by about 14 per cent, further indication...

  34. November 28, 2011

    US sales of new homes rise modestly

    Sales of newly built housing in the US rose in October to their highest level since June, but missed analysts’ expectations...

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2011

    Fed to buy additional MBS, according to analysts

    A survey by Bloomberg of 21 primary dealers in the US revealed that 16 of them expect the Federal Reserve to resume...

  36. November 22, 2011

    Brazilians lead Florida real estate boom

    Cash-rich Brazilians are leading a revival in South Florida real estate – one of the markets hit hardest by the US property...

  37. November 21, 2011

    Surprise rise in sales of US existing homes

    Sales of US existing homes unexpectedly rose in October as buyers were tempted into the housing market by record low...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 10, 2011

    US home prices continue decline

    The National Association of Realtors found that the median prices for previously occupied homes fell for 111 out of the 150...

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