Bonnie Collins

RE/MAX Elite Properties

14257 FM 2920 Ste 115
Tomball, TX 77377


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

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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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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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