Bonnie Collins

RE/MAX Elite Properties

14257 FM 2920 Ste 115
Tomball, TX 77377


Cell: 832-474-7132   
Phone: 713-955-2510 

Housing Trends

December 2011

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Existing-Home Sales Continue to Climb in November

Washington, DC, December 21, 2011 - Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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Pending Home Sales Jump in October

Washington, DC, November 30, 2011 - Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, surged 10.4 percent to 93.3 in October from 84.5 in September and is 9.2 percent above October 2010 when it stood at 85.5. The data reflects contracts but not closings...improved contract activity is a hopeful sign...More...
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Existing home sales ()

4.42 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$164,200

Housing Starts ()

685,000*

New home sales ()

315,000 units *

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

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Home ownership

3rd Qtr 11

66.3%

3rd Qtr 10

66.9%

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

+9.3%

Oct 11

-2.9%

Privately-owned housing starts in November 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 685,000. This is 9.3 percent (+/- 13.1%)* above the revised October 2011 estimate of 627,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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HOUSTON MARKET NEWS FROM BONNIE

A luxury homebuilder is nearing completion of the first luxury homes in a new golf resort under construction north of Houston. Tipler Design and Build LLC, began construction in May on 147 resort homes in Bluejack National, a new residential community anchored by the first championship golf course designed by Tiger Woods set to open in the U.S. Read more

If there’s something crawling in your home, who you gonna call? Many Houston homeowners call a bug-buster — and more frequently than their counterparts in other cities around the country. Read more

Houston’s housing market seems to be “holding its own,” although there are some signs of a slowdown amid the oil slump, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. Read more

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7 Tips for Staging Your Home

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