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Housing Trends

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Existing-Home Sales Slide 2.5 Percent in April

WASHINGTON (June 20, 2018) – Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May, as only the Northeast region saw an uptick in activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®.





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Home-Buying Frenzy Sets a Record as California Loses Its Grip on Hottest Markets

Summer, thank you for finally getting here! (Actually, according to astronomy, we just passed the height of summer, but that seems unfair to those locations where the warm season has only just begun in earnest.) Between days of lazing on the beach, gorging at backyard barbecues, and escaping to vacations, house hunters are getting serious. After all, there isn't much time left to close on a home before school starts for the kids.





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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (May)

5.44 millions units*

Existing home median price (May)

$264,800

Housing Starts (May)

1.350 millions units*

New home sales (April)

0.662 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Quarter 2017

64.2%

1st Quarter 2018

64.2%

The homeownership rate of 64.2 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2017 (63.6 percent) and virtually unchanged from the rate in the fourth quarter 2017 (64.2 percent).

New home sales

April 2018

-1.5%

May 2018

+6.7%

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.7 percent (±14.1 percent)* above the revised April rate of 646,000 and is 14.1 percent (±19.9 percent)* above the May 2017 estimate of 604,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET FLEXES ITS MUSCLE IN JUNE HOUSTON — (July 15, 2015) — The Houston real estate market’s see-saw ride continued following May’s sales dip, with June sales volume up 4.1 percent and home prices setting new record highs. Only homes priced below $150,000 experienced a sales decline. Read more

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