Estelle Lozmack

John Daugherty, Realtors

4010 Essex Ln
Houston, TX 77027



Phone: (713) 724-4304 
Fax: (713) 561-6778

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January 2012

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December Existing-Home Sales Show Uptrend

Washington, DC, January 20, 2012 - Existing-home sales continued on an uptrend in December, rising for three consecutive months and remaining above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

Pending Home Sales Rise Again in November, Highest in a Year-and-a-Half

Washington, DC, December 29, 2011 - Pending home sales continued to gain in November and reached the highest level in 19 months...The last time the index was higher was in April 2010 when it reached 111.5 as buyers rushed to beat the deadline for the home buyer tax credit. The data reflects contracts but not closings. More...
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

4.61 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$164,500

Housing Starts ()

657,000 units*

New home sales ()

307,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Qtr 11

66.3%

2nd Qtr 11

65.9%

The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2011 (66.3 percent) was lower than the third quarter 2010 rate (66.9 percent). The homeownership rates in the Midwest and South were lower than their corresponding third quarter 2010 rates.

New home sales

Nov 11

+1.6%

Oct 11

+1.3%

Sales of new single-family houses in November 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 315,000. This is 1.6 percent (+/- 12.2%)* above the revised October 2011 estimate of 310,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Estelle Lozmack

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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