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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 for Record Eight Straight Months
Washington, November 02, 2009 Pending home sales rose again, marking eight consecutive monthly gains – the longest streak since measurement began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
NAR Commends Congressional Action to Extend Higher Mortgage Loan Limits
Washington, October 30, 2009 The resolution would extend the present loan limits for FHA, Fannie and Freddie through the 2010 calendar year at 125 percent of local median home sales prices, up to a maximum of $729,750 in high-cost areas. The floor for FHA is $271,050; the floor for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loan limits is $417,000. More...
Housing Tax Credit Working, So Keep Momentum Going, NAR Urges Congress
Washington, October 20, 2009 Consumers are just starting to see the first glimmers of a bright future for the housing market and the overall economy. It’s up to Congress to make that glimmer a reality by building on the momentum created by the $8,000 home buyer tax credit. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
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October 2009 Existing Home Statistics
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
Selling Your Home? Most-Value, Quick-Fix Updates
With home prices down across most of the country, home sellers can’t afford to make mistakes when getting their home ready to list. What are the 4 best updates for owners who are tight on cash? More...
New Credit Card Legislation to Affect All
Unless you’re one of the few Americans who doesn’t use credit cards, you’ll see some big changes on Feb. 22, 2010. Learn how provisions of the Credit Card Act of 2009 will affect the way you receive credit and interact with your credit-card issuer. More...
Sports Fans Live Here
Football season is in full force and fans are cheering for their professional and college teams all over the country. But where are the best cities for fans of football … and basketball, hockey, baseball and more? More...
Always Wanted to Live in a Mansion? Now You Can!
Have you been eyeing certain properties with gorgeous views, sprawling grounds, 5+ bedrooms? Check with your Realtor because the recession has slashed prices. It's time to buy your dream mansion. More...
How to Select a Storage Facility
There will be a time in your life when you need offsite storage for some or all of your household items. Learn what to look for when choosing a facility to keep your belongings safe and secure. More...
Existing Home Sales (September 2009) 5.57 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (September 2009) $174,900
Housing Starts (September 2009) 590,000 units*
New Home Sales (September 2009) 402,000 units*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
3rd Qtr 09
3rd Qtr 08
The homeownership rate (67.6 percent) for the current quarter was not statistically different from the third quarter 2008 rate (67.9 percent) or from last quarter's rate (67.4 percent).
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in September 2009 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 402,000. This is 3.6% below the revised August 2009 estimate of 417,000.
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