Kenda Klorer

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors

19100 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Suite 100
Humble, TX 77339


Cell: 832-438-8166   
Phone: 281-852-4444 (5008)
Fax: 281-852-4351

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Pending Home Sales on an Upswing

Washington, May 04, 2010 Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. More...
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Existing-Home Sales Rise on Home Buyer Tax Credit and Favorable Market Conditions

Washington, April 22, 2010 Buyers responding to the homebuyer tax credit and favorable affordability conditions boosted existing-home sales in March, marking the beginning of an expected spring surge, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...


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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.35 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$170,700

Housing Starts ()

626,000 units*

New home sales ()

411,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 10

67.1%

1st Qtr 09

67.3%

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2010 (67.1 percent) was not statistically different from the first quarter 2009 rate (67.3 percent). In the West, the homeownership rate was lower than a year ago, while no other region showed any significant change from corresponding first quarter 2009 rates.

New home sales

Mar 10

+26.9%

Feb 10

-4.1%

Sales of new one-family houses in March 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000. This is 26.9% above the revised February 2010 estimate of 324,000

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Kenda Klorer

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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