WASHINGTON - Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due mainly to relatively few listings and rising prices, providing evidence of the housing sector's uneven recovery.
GREAT NECK, N.Y. - The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written "The Great Gatsby" is up for sale.
A spokeswoman for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage says Wednesday that the asking price for the manor home on Long Island is just over $3.8 million. She declined to identify the current owner.
The home is situated in the village of Great Neck Estates just outside New York City.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be a slumping economy.
Builders broke ground on homes last month at the fastest pace in more than seven years. The stepped-up construction is helping boost sales at stores like Home Depot and Lowe's and improving the likelihood that the U.S. economy will accelerate after likely shrinking early this year.