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Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. more...
Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. more...
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National Real Estate Market Update
Existing-Home Sales Improve in July, Prices Continue to Rise
WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Sales of existing homes rose in July even with constraints of affordable inventory, and the national median price is showing five consecutive months of year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
Limited Inventory Capping Sales as 2nd Qtr Metro Area Prices Rise
WASHINGTON (August 9, 2012) – Median existing single-family home prices are rising in more metropolitan areas, but a lack of inventory – notably in lower price ranges – is limiting buyer choices in an increasing number of markets around the country, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
July 2012 Existing Home Statistics
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
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Home Maintenance 101: 7 Things Every Home Owner Should Know
It’s back-to-school time, and the perfect season to bone up on your home owner basics: standard DIY know-how that’ll keep your household running smoothly, day in and day out. More...
10 Tips for Saving Energy in the Kitchen
Maintaining your large kitchen appliances is part of a smart home energy efficiency plan. More...
Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives: Ground Cover
If you want a yard that demands less time, money, and water, consider ground cover rather than a traditional lawn. More...
Existing Home Sales (July) 4.47 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (July) $187,300
Housing Starts (July) 746,000 units*
New Home Sales (July) 350,000 units (June)*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
2nd Qtr 12
2nd Qtr 11
The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2012 (65.5 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2011 rate (65.9 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was lower than the corresponding second quarter 2011 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different.
New Home Sales
Sales of new single-family houses in July 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 372,000. This is 3.6 percent (+/- 14.1%)* above the revised June 2012 estimate of 359,000.
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