Peter Johnson, Realtor

Century 21 Realty Partners

9385 Hickory Hills Dr
Montgomery, TX 77316


Cell: 936-524-4397   
Phone: 936-524-4397 
Fax: 832-934-2292

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Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, according to the National Association of Realtors®.





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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (Sep)

5.39 millions units*

Existing home median price (Sep)

$245,100

Housing Starts (Sep)

1.127 millions units*

New home sales (Aug)

0.560 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Quarter 2017

63.9%

2nd Quarter 2017

63.7%

The homeownership rate of 63.9 percent was not statistically different from the rates in the third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent) or the second quarter 2017 (63.7 percent).

New home sales

August 2017

-3.4%%

September 2017

+18.9%

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 18.9 percent (±19.0 percent)* above the revised August rate of 561,000 and is 17.0 percent (±22.4 percent)* above the September 2016 estimate of 570,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Peter Johnson, Century 21 Realty Partners

Montgomery County Single Family Home Sales fell in Oct 017 with 823 Homes Sold VS 901 in Sep 017 or (-8.8%). Average single family home prices up (+1.5%) or $303,124 in Oct 017 VS $302,672 in Sep 017. Inventories (listings) steady in Oct. 017 VS Sep 017. (see link) Read more

The Houston single family Housing Market fell in Oct 017 vs Sept 017. Aug 017 saw losses due to hurricane Harvey. The year 2017 continues to outpace 2016's record performing year. (see Link). New Jobs are still credited for a record setting year Read more

Houston Single Family home sales fell (-7.7%) in Oct 017 with 6,381 sold vs 6,913 sold in Sep 017. Average home prices fell (-2.0%) in Oct 017 to $285,858 VS $291,767 Sep 017. Rentals and listings (inventory) was positive in Oct 017 but the average monthly rental rates fell to $1,776 Read more

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