Veronica Vatterott

Keller Williams Mertropolitan

550 Post Oak, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77027


Cell: 281-881-7520   
Phone: 713-980-5102 
Fax: 281-754-4622

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Existing-Home Sales Down in January but Higher than a Year Ago; Prices Steady

Washington, February 26, 2010 Existing-home sales fell in January but are above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

Fourth Quarter Existing-Home Sales Surge in Most States

WASHINGTON , February 11, 2010 - Strong gains in existing-home sales were the predominant pattern in most states during the fourth quarter, with many more metro areas seeing prices rise from a year earlier, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.05 million unit*

Existing home median price ()

$164,700

Housing Starts ()

591,000 units*

New home sales ()

309,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 09

67.2%

4th Qtr 08

67.5%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2009 (67.2 percent) was not statistically different from the fourth quarter 2008 rate (67.5 percent). In the South, the homeownership rate was lower than a year ago, while no other region showed any significant change from corresponding fourth quarter 2008 rates.

New home sales

Jan 10

-11.2%

Dec 09

-3.9%

Sales of new one-family houses in January 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 309,000. This is 11.2% below the revised December 2009 estimate of 329,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Veronica Vatterott

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. Read 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. Read more

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