Pending US home sales up 3.3 percent in July in hopeful sign; purchases still below 2013 level

  • by: JOSH BOAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.

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