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Housing Trends

October 2014

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

WASHINGTON (October 21, 2014) – After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September.

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Infographic: September 2014 Existing-Home Sales

Total existing-home sales increased 2.4 percent to 5.17 million in September from 5.05 million in August and are 1.7 percent below the 5.26 million unit pace in September 2013

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Existing home sales (October)

5.17 millions units*

Existing home median price (October)

$209,700

Housing Starts (October)

1.017 millions units*

New home sales (October)

5.04 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 2014

+64.7*%

2nd Qtr 2013

+65.0%

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2014 was 64.7 percent, down 0.3 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the second quarter 2013 rate of 65.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast and South were lower than the rates in the second quarter 2013, while the rates in the Midwest and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

August 2014

+18.0%

July 2014

+1.9%

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000. This is 18.0 percent (+/- 16.3%) above the revised July 2014 estimate of 427,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Economist Ted Jones is Bullish on Houston’s Economic Outlook– The Houston area’s home prices and office and industrial rental rates will increase with continued growth in the current job market for the next several years, according to Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Co. Read more

Brisk April Home Sales Keep the Houston Real Estate Market in Positive Territory – Volume of single-family home sales is the highest since last summer as the market achieved its 11th straight month of growth The Houston housing market experienced continued growth in April as home buyers helped support an 11th consecutive month of positive sales. Read more

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