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National Real Estate Market Update
April Existing-Home Sales Up, Prices Rise Again
WASHINGTON (May 22, 2012) – Existing-home sales rose in April and remain above a year ago, while home prices continued to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The improvements in sales and prices were broad based across all regions. More...
March Pending Home Sales Rise; Marketing Recovering
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2012) – Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
Source:NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
April 2012 Existing Home Statistics
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
Buying Condo For College Student is Smart Investment
Bill Bischoff, MarketWatch, suggests with prices in many real estate markets being close to the bottom, investing in a condo for your college student while attending school beats paying "through the nose for a dorm room or apartment". More...
Amazing Restorations Become Dream Homes
ThisOldHouse.com shares amazing restoration stories of "dumps" to dream homes. If you enjoy history, remodeling and have a vivid imagination, you could be living in your dream home. More...
Spring Cleaning 101
It's time to bust out the vacuum parts you never use, the ladder, the hose, and your pristine cloths and sponges. This spring cleaning guide will help you go where you may not have gone before. More...
7 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
Even veteran gardeners make rookie mistakes, like giving plants too much water and too little space. Here are common garden blunders. Consider yourself warned. More...
Swimming Pools: Alternatives to Chlorine
Chlorine keeps swimming pools safe and clean, but there are alternatives to chlorine if you’re willing to pay the price. More...
Existing Home Sales (April) 4.62 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (April) $177,400
Housing Starts (April) 717,000 units*
New Home Sales (April) 328,000 units (March)*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2012 (65.4 percent) was lower than the first quarter 2011 rate (66.4 percent). The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West were lower than the corresponding first quarter 2011 rates.
New Home Sales
Privately-owned housing starts in April 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 717,000. This is 2.6 percent (+/- 14.8%)* above the revised March 2012 estimate of 699,000.
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