Contracts to buy US homes rose for 1st time in 9 months in March, pointing to higher sales

  • by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 28, 2014 - 9:50 AM

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the first increase since June and a sign that the housing market might pick up after a sluggish start to the year.

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