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What a great time to buy a home in the Houston area. If you're looking for information, specialized service, and most importantly, the next place to call home, contact Michele. 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...
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...
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National Real Estate Market Update
Second Quarter Metro Area Prices Mixed with Little Change
Washington, DC, August 10, 2011 - Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said home prices have been moderating. "Median home prices have been moving up and down in a relatively narrow range in many markets, which shows a stabilization trend”. More...
Housing Affordability at Highest in 20 Years
Housing affordability continued to be near record highs in the second quarter, hovering near its highest level in the 20-plus years it has been recorded, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
Source:NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
July 2011 Existing Home Statistics
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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Economists' Commentaries provide an in-depth look at trends and current news related to housing and the real estate market.
Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
ZaZa Gabor's Estate is Finally For Sale
Take a peak inside ZaZa's French Estate listed for $15 Million. It's 50% less than she and hubby, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, had planned to list the property for before their REALTOR explained the market trends and their need for quick sale because of her medical bills. More...
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Advanced programmable thermostats give you precise control over your heating and cooling, helping to reduce wasted energy. More...
What's a $15.5 Million View?
Ever dreamed of moving down under? Well, here's something to dream about! Sydney's famous Skyhouse definitely has a $15.5M view. More...
Why Your Green Home Improvements Aren’t Paying Off
Forget big savings on your energy bills if you make green home improvements. Instead, choose green retrofits and home improvements that offset rising energy prices. More...
Wondering Where to Start to Create the Perfect Home Office?
Inc.com's Lauren Folino says, "Whether you are the owner of a home-based business, a virtual worker, or you simply want to establish a space in your home to handle the demands of your off-site business, carving out a home office can help you be more productive...". More...
Existing Home Sales (July) 4.67 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (July) $174,000
Housing Starts (July) 604,000 units*
New Home Sales (July) 312,000 units (June)*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
2nd Qtr 11
1st Qtr 11
The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2011 (65.9 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2010 rate (66.9 percent). The homeownership rates in all four regions were lower than their corresponding second quarter 2010 rates
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in June 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 312,000. This is 1.0 percent below the revised May 2011 estimate of 315,000.
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