Julie Upton

Realty Associates

3311 Broadway
Pearland, TX 77581



Phone: (281) 881-1929 
Fax: (832) 202-0931

Housing Trends

March 2011

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Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January

Washington, DC, February 23, 2011 The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. More... Read more

Home Price Stabilization Seen in Most Metro Areas during Fourth Quarter, Sales Up

Washington, DC, February 10, 2011 Home sales rebounded in 49 states during the fourth quarter with 78 markets – just over half of the available metropolitan areas – experiencing price gains from a year ago, while most of the rest saw price weakness, according to the latest survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.36 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$158,800

Housing Starts ()

596,000 units*

New home sales ()

284,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 10

66.5%

4th Qtr 09

67.2%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2010 (66.5 percent) was lower than the fourth quarter 2009 rate (67.2 percent). In the Midwest, South, and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast showed no significant change from the corresponding fourth quarter 2009 rate.

New home sales

Jan 11

-12.6%

Dec 10

+15.7%

Sales of new one-family houses in January 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 284,000. This is 12.6 percent below the revised December 2010 estimate of 325,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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To keep you up to date in the Real Estate Market, here is your complimentary issue of the Housing Trends Newsletter. Call me at 281.881.1929 with any real estate related questions!

Welcome!

Welcome to the Housing Trends eNewsletter! Did you know that Houston home prices reached a November high? At $219,560, the ave price of a single family home reached the highest level recorded for a November. At $152,500, the median price of a single family home also reached the highest level for a November! 2011 is going to be a great year!

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