Welcome to my blog! For my first post, I’d like to share my housing tends newsletter which is specially designed with national and local housing information that I hope you find useful. Whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general, I think you’ll find some great resources here.
My Housing Trends Newsletter contains:
- Latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®
- Latest information from the U.S. Census Bureau
- Realtor.org reports and other sources
- Press releases with charts and videos
- Real estate sales and price statistics
- Video message by a nationally recognized economist
- Maps, mortgage rates and calculators
- Consumer articles and more
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National Market Update
WASHINGTON (January 23, 2015) – Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Median home prices for 2014 rose to their highest level since 2007, but total sales fell 3.1 percent from 2013. Read more
Ready for a Jolt in the Housing Market? The strengthening of the economy will drive the housing market forward this year and make up for last year’s “unspectacular” housing activity, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s report, released Thursday. Stronger wages for many Americans likely will lead to a higher rate of household formation in 2015, Fannie researchers note.
Home ownership The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2014 was 64.4 percent, down 0.9 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the third quarter 2013 rate of 65.3 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest and South were lower than the rates in the third quarter 2013, while the rate in the West was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.
New home sales Sales of new single-family houses in November 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 438,000. This is 1.6 percent (+/- 12.3%)* below the revised October 2014 estimate of 445,000.
Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
Regional Market Updates
View market statistics for your region. Click on the links below to view data from two different industry sources. Choose information on local prices & state sales from any of 150 metropolitan housing markets prepared by the National Association of REALTORS® or information on sales & price activity from local area markets in 25 states prepared by Clarus MarketMetrics.
Local Prices & State Sales
Existing Home Statistics
View statistics based on national data, regional data and data gathered from 159 cities & metropolitan areas.
- Housing Affordability Index
- National Existing Home Sales
- National Sales Price of Existing Homes
- Single-family Home Prices
- Condo/Co-op Prices
- Existing Home Sales
- Sales Price of Existing Homes
- Existing Single Family Home Sales
- Sales Price of Existing Single-Family Homes
- Existing Condo/Co-op Sales
- Sales Price of Existing Condo/Co-op Homes
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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