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National Real Estate Market Update
November Existing-Home Sales & Prices Maintain Uptrend
WASHINGTON (December 20, 2012) - Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles Source:NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
November 2012 Existing Home Statistics
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Existing Home Sales (November) 5.04 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (November) $180,600
Housing Starts (November) 861,000 units*
New Home Sales (November) 377,000*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2012 (65.5 percent) was lower than the third quarter 2011 rate (66.3 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was lower than the corresponding second quarter 2011 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different.
New Home Sales
Sales of new single-family houses in November 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 377,000. This is 4.4 percent (+/- 16.8%)* above the revised October 2012 estimate of 361,000.
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