Rose King

Texas United Brokers Realty

2421 Roy Road, Suite 101
Pearland, TX 77581


Cell: 713-562-5888   
Phone: 713-562-5888 

Housing Trends

February 2017

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Existing-Home Sales Jump in January

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month.



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Trump's Congressional Address: What Matters to Real Estate

In his address to Congress on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump renewed his pledge to rebuild the country's infrastructure, replace the Affordable Care Act, and reform taxes for businesses and individuals—all issues of importance to real estate.



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (January)

5.69 millions units*

Existing home median price (January)

$228,900

Housing Starts (January)

1.246 millions units*

New home sales (December)

0.536 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Quarter 2016

+63.5%

3rd Quarter 2015

+63.8%

The homeownership rate of 63.7 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2015 (63.8 percent) or the rate in the third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent).

New home sales

Jan 2017

+3.7%

Dec 2016

-10.4%

Sales of new single-family houses in January 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 3.7 percent (±18.5 percent)* above the revised December rate of 535,000 and is 5.5 percent (±25.4 percent)* above the January 2016 estimate of 526,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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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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