James Potenza, ABR,EBA

TEXAS BUYER REALTY LLC

11200 Broadway Suite 2743
Pearland, TX 77584


Cell: 8323726388   
Phone: (832) 372-6388 

Housing Trends

Mar2014

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February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) – Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Read more

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in January

WASHINGTON (February 28, 2014) – Pending home sales were essentially unchanged in January, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly gains in the South and Northeast were offset by declines in the West and Midwest.


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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (February)

4.60*

Existing home median price (February)

$189,000

Housing Starts (February)

907,000*

New home sales (February)

444000*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 2012

65.4%

4rd Qtr 2013

65.2%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2013 was 65.2 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the fourth quarter 2012 rate of 65.4 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than its corresponding fourth quarter 2012 rate, while the rates in the Midwest, South, and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

December 2013

-3.8%

January 2014

+9.6%

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000. This is 9.6 percent (+/- 17.9%)* above the revised December 2013 estimate of 427,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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James Potenza, ABR,EBA

Why Buy a home from a listing office? Unlike traditional Real Estate Offices, we do not list properties for sale. TEXAS BUYER REALTY LLC is part of a big change in the way people buy homes. We avoid conflicts of interest commonly found at traditional Real Estate offices. 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

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

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