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22762 Westheimer Parkway, Suite 430
Katy, TX 77450


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Phone: 281-220-2100 
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Record Streak Continues for Pending Home Sales

Washington, October 01, 2009 Pending home sales have increased for seven straight months, the longest in the series of the index which began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

Existing-Home Sales Ease Following Four Monthly Gains

Washington, September 24, 2009 - Existing-home sales in August gave back some of their strong gain in July but remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.10 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$177,700

Housing Starts ()

598,000 units*

New home sales ()

433,000 units*

*Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 09

67.4%

2nd Qtr 08

68.1%

The homeownership rate (67.4 percent) for the current quarter was lower than the rate in second quarter 2008 (68.1 percent), but not statistically different from the rate in second quarter 2009 (67.3 percent).

New home sales

July 09

+9.6%

June 09

+9.1%

Sales of new one-family houses in July 2009 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000. This is 9.6% above the revised June 2009 estimate of 395,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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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. Read 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. Read more

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