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Pending Home Sales Show Healthy Gain, Hint at Spring Surge

Washington, April 05, 2010 Pending home sales rose in February, potentially signaling a second surge of home sales in response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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February Existing-Home Sales Ease with Mixed Conditions Around the Country

Washington, March 23, 2010 Existing-home sales declined slightly in February, with modest gains in the Northeast and Midwest offset by softer sales in the South and West, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

New Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Structures Should Ensure Availability of Mortgage Capital and Protect Taxpayer Dollar

Washington, March 23, 2010 Government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be restructured as government-chartered, non-shareholder owned authorities, the National Association of Realtors® said in congressional testimony today. More... Read more

Severe Weather Impacting Market

Washington, March 04, 2010 Pending home sales are down and additional declines are expected from abnormal weather conditions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.02 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$165,100

Housing Starts ()

575,000 units*

New home sales ()

308,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 09

67.2%

4th Qtr 08

67.5%

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

Feb 2010

-2.2%

Jan 2010

-8.7%

Sales of new one-family houses in February 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 308,000. This is 2.2% below the revised January 2010 estimate of 315,000.

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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