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Here is the current real estate market conditions video update: Katy Real Estate and Events Blog.
NATIONAL NEWS: Real Estate Outlook: Pending Sales Decline; Mortgage Moment; City Report: Types of Buyers; 5 Great Things about Home Ownership; Bankruptcy – a Financial Bailout?
Q&A: Ready to Buy? How to Buystep the Spread of Mortgage Fraud; The Joys of Ownership; Choosing a Condo; Tips for Saving
GET YOUR HOME SOLD! Why Show / Why Buy Webcast
Houston Home Prices Reach a Record High in June – Home sales increase for the second time this year
HOUSTON — (July 19, 2011) — Houston home sales rose for the second time this year in June, with the average price reaching an all-time high and the median price achieving the highest level in nearly two years. The sales increase reflects the slowdown in home purchases that set in a year ago following expiration of the home buyer tax credit. The credit triggered a surge in home buying during the spring of 2010 that resulted in slower sales volume during the remainder of that year.
According to the latest monthly data compiled by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), June sales of single-family homes edged up 0.6 percent versus one year earlier. That represents the first increase since January when sales volume rose 8.4 percent. The under-$80,000 segment of the market as well as homes priced from $250,000 and above experienced increased sales while the popular middle range, consisting of homes priced between $80,000 and $250,000, saw declines. Compared to June of 2009, a year with no unusual market factors such as Hurricane Ike in 2008 and the 2010 tax credit, single-family home sales were up 2.7 percent.
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Housing Market Predictions 2011: Home Prices May Still Be Too High “by Ilyce R. Glink
What’s the forecast for the housing market for the rest of 2011? My prediction is that the market will continue to suffer for the balance of this year and well into next year. Why aren’t home buyers buying? Maybe they’ve heard the recent spate of bad housing news:”
Besides the real estate outlook, check out this week’s updates about tornado relief, top towns for single moms and creative ways to curb spending – and the Q&A section.
Real Estate Market Conditions – Video Update 05/30/11
– Real Estate Outlook – Existing Home Sales Fall
– Mortgage Moment
– City Report: Tornado Relief
– Top Towns for Single Moms
– Creative Ways to Curb Spending
– Are you Ready to Buy?
– Kitchen Trends for 2011
– Home Inspections 101
– Popular Landscaping Trends
– Modern vs. Contemporary
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Here is this week’s market conditions update:
Real Estate Market Conditions Video Update
– Real Estate Outlook: New Legislation
– Mortgage Moment
– City Report: Move-In Ready
– Tornado Insurance
– Green Living: Summer Energy Savings
– A Message from Career Builder
– Why Buy this House?
By Leah L. Culler of MSN Real Estate. “Do you know what your home is worth? To you, it may be priceless. Those are probably the rooms where your children grew up, where memories were made. But a potential buyer may only notice whether or not there are granite countertops, an open floor plan or a well-groomed lawn when deciding whether to buy and what to pay.”