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National Real Estate Market Update
Existing-Home Sales Off in September but Higher Than a Year Ago
Washington, DC, October 20, 2011 - Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
Monthly Payments for Home Buyers
A home buyer purchasing a typical American home at the prevailing average mortgage rate today would have a mortgage payment of $698 a month. This figure is not much different from what a home buyer would have faced 30 years ago. More...
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September 2011 Existing Home Statistics
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
What Affects Credit Scores? 7 Misconceptions
Considering refinancing while mortgage rates are at their all time low? You might be surprised by what affects—or doesn’t affect—your score. More...
What's Your Homes Walking Score?
MarketWatch's Amy Hoak reports that the "walking distance" of your home to amenities such as schools, parks and shopping actually effects the value of your home. More...
12 Haunted Homes to Tour
"This Old House"'s, Tabitha Sukhai, takes us on a Haunted House Tour reporting on 12 famously haunted historical houses like the Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia, or Andrew Jackson's 1819 Greek Revival in Nashville, TN. More...
Cool Driveways Are a Smart Approach
There’s no steering around it—driveways play a big role in your home’s appearance. With a little imagination you can cook up a great-looking driveway that will boost curb appeal and help preserve the value of your property. More...
Tips to Increase Appraisal's Home Value
WJS's S. Mitra Kalita shares 10 tips to help you increase your home's appraised value. Easy steps make big difference when appraising your home's value. More...
Existing Home Sales (September 2011) 4.91 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (September 2011) $165,400
Housing Starts (September 2011) 658,000 units*
New Home Sales (September 2011) 313,000 units *
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
2nd Qtr 2011
1st Qtr 2011
The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2011 (65.9 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2010 rate (66.9 percent). The homeownership rates in all four regions were lower than their corresponding second quarter 2010 rates.
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in August 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 295,000. This is 2.3 percent below the revised July 2011 estimate of 302,000.
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