Donna Nalley

Texas Home Group Realtors

20920 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite E
Spring, TX 77379


Cell: 281-610-8504   
Phone: (281) 610-8504 
Fax: (281) 350-9999

Housing Trends

July 2015

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Existing-Home Sales Rise in June as Home Prices Surpass July 2006 Peak

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) — Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, while the cumulative effect of rising demand and limited supply helped push the national median sales price to an all-time high, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions experienced sales gains in June and have now risen above year-over-year levels for six consecutive months.

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.49 millions units*

Existing home median price ()

$236,400

Housing Starts ()

1.174 millions units*

New home sales ()

0.546 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 2015

+63.4%

2nd Qtr 2014

+64.7%

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2015 was 63.4 percent, down 1.3 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2014 rate of 64.7 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were lower than the rates in the second quarter 2014.

New home sales

June 2015

-6.8%

May 2015

-1.1%

Sales of new single-family houses in June 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 482,000. This is 6.8 percent (+/- 12.5%)* below the revised May 2015 estimate of 517,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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