Vicki Fullerton

RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring - Research Forest

2520 Research Forest #140
The Woodlands, TX 77381


Cell: 281-703-3748   
Phone: (281) 367-7770 (1310)
Fax: (281) 363-5817

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October 2013

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Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September

WASHINGTON (October 28, 2013) – Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.12*

Existing home median price ()

$199,500

Housing Starts ()

891200*

New home sales ()

421000*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 13

65.0%

2nd Qtr 12

65.5%

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2013 (65.0 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2012 rate (65.5 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was lower than the corresponding second quarter 2012 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

July 2013

-14.1%

August 2013

+7.9%

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000. This is 7.9 percent (+/- 14.6%)* above the revised July 2013 estimate of 390,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Young Professionals in Texas Cities among Nation's Happiest According to a survey conducted by Careerbliss.com, four of the 20 cities with the nation’s most content young professionals are in Texas. San Antonio topped the list at No. 10, followed by Irving at No. 13, Plano at No. 18, and Houston at No. 20. Learn more at TexasRealEstate.com. Read more

Inventory shortage has become more prevalent & more pronounced. The data at the national level clearly shows fewer listings. The decline in inventory has been particularly sharp in the following markets based on large broker reports from those areas: Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Jose, Cape Coral, downtown Seattle, and even the suburbs of Detroit. Read more

Texas to help fuel national growth. Texas will contribute significantly to the expansion of the U.S. economy in the coming year. The state is forecast to have the third-highest gross domestic product growth this year & is expected to regain jobs lost from the pre-recession peak by the first quarter. Read more at San Antonio Express-News. Read more

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