Iona Alphonso

Prudential Gary Greene, REALTORS - Champions

8817 Louetta Road
Spring, TX 77379

Cell: 2817047138   
Phone: (281) 704-7138 
Fax: (281) 444-0630

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First-time Buyers Steer Existing-Home Sales Higher in September

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2016) — Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in September and were propelled by sales from first-time buyers reaching a 34 percent share, which is a high not seen in over four years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions saw an increase in closings last month, and distressed sales fell to a new low of 4 percent of the market.

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Existing home sales (September)

5.47 millions units*

Existing home median price (September)


Housing Starts (September)

1.047 millions units*

New home sales (August)

0.609 millions units*

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

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3rd Quarter 2015


The homeownership rate of 63.5 percent was 0.2 percentage points (+/-0.5)* lower than the third quarter 2015 rate (63.7 percent) and 0.6 percentage points (+/-0.5)* high than the second quarter 2016 rate(62.9 percent).

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Sales of new single-family houses in September 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 3.1 percent (±16.2%)* above the revised August rate of 575,000 and is 29.8 percent (±23.4%) above the September 2015 estimate of 457,000.


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Housing Market Report This report provides information on how the market is performing and much more. A press release is sent out monthly providing information based on current MLS statistics, which is included in the housing market report. MLS Monthly Press Release Read more

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