In August, three of the four major regions of the country saw a rise in existing home sales. As sales rose 2.6%, prices were up thanks in large part to continued inventory shortages.

Another mixed bag in the housing market for November as existing-home sales and average house prices rose, but inventory remained somewhat mismatched with demand.

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A troubled housing market can usually signal a looming contraction of the home improvement industry. Home Depot’s recent results demonstrate strong resilience to this trend.

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Great Graphs | US small businesses remain historically confident heading into the final months of 2018, as many economic conditions and measures remain solid.

Existing home sales in the US remained flat in August versus July, and down 1.5% year-over-year. Median prices continued to increase.