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National Real Estate Market Update
Pending Home Sales Stabilize, Remain Above Year-Ago Levels
Washington, February 02, 2010 Pending home sales have leveled from a market swing driven by response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
December Existing-Home Sales Down but Prices Rise; 2009 Sales Up
Washington, January 25, 2010 After a rising surge from September through November, existing-home sales fell as expected in December after first-time buyers rushed to complete sales before the original November deadline for the tax credit. However, prices rose from December 2008 and annual sales improved in 2009, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
Realtors® See a Decade of Dramatic Developments
WASHINGTON, December 30, 2009 At the beginning of the 21st century, most home buyers had never viewed a home online; the three top home sale marketing methods were yard signs, newspaper ads and open houses; and nearly nine out of 10 buyers financed their purchase with a fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage. What a difference a decade makes. More...
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January 2010 Existing Home Statistics
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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Existing Home Sales (December) 5.45 millions units*
Existing Home Median Price (December) $178,300
Housing Starts (December) 557,000 units*
New Home Sales (December) 342,000 units*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
4th Qtr 09
4th Qtr 08
The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2009 (67.2 percent) was not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2008 rate (67.5 percent). In the South, the homeownership rate was lower than a year ago, while no other region showed any significant change from corresponding fourth quarter 2008 rates.
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in December 2009 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000. This is 7.6% below the revised November 2009 estimate of 370,000
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