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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
Pending Home Sales Rise
Washington, September 02, 2010 Following a sharp drop in the months immediately after expiration of the home buyer tax credit, pending home sales have modestly risen, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
July Existing-Home Sales Fall as Expected but Prices Rise
Washington, August 24, 2010 Existing-home sales were sharply lower in July following expiration of the home buyer tax credit but home prices continued to gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
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August 2010 Existing Home Statistics
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
Katrina Anniversary Underscores Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family
Washington, August 27, 2010 It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina came roaring into the Gulf Coast, dramatically changing New Orleans and the lives of those who called it home. While there is very little homeowners can do when facing a natural disaster of that magnitude, the anniversary – and the current threat from Hurricane Danielle – is an important reminder that with a little planning and preparation, homeowners can better protect their home and family from a disaster. More...
Save Money With Insultation
Beefing up inadequate insulation is one of the quickest energy-payback projects you can do, resulting in lower heating and cooling bills and increased comfort. More...
Kids or Parents Moving In? Need Extra Space?
An attic bedroom might be your solution for adding living space without the complication of easements or zoning regulations. More...
When You Think You've Seen Luxury, Think Again!
Monte Carlo is home to one of the most expensive, luxurious homes. WSJ's article and slide show are a must. More...
Not Selling? Your Realtor Can Help You Stage Your Home
If your home is full of clutter, not selling, HGTV FrontDoor's Ultimate Staging Guide Checklist is here to help. More...
Existing Home Sales (JULY) 3.83 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (JULY) $182,600
Housing Starts (JULY) 546,000 units*
New Home Sales (JULY) 276,000 units*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
2nd Qtr 10
2nd Qtr 09
The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2010 (66.9 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2009 rate (67.4 percent). In the South and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast and Midwest showed no significant change from corresponding second quarter 2009 rates.
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in July 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 276,000. This is 12.4% below the revised June 2010 estimate of 315,000.
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