MONDAY, Sept. 1 U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Labor Day.
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.
U.S. single-family home prices rose on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in June, matching expectations, a closely watched survey said.
Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery.
A second look at how the American economy performed in the second quarter will be the highlight of a busy economic calendar.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its low for the year.