Gary Ismail

Realm Real Estate Professionals

4543 Post Oak Place #107
Houston, TX 77027


Cell: 832-489-GARY   
Phone: 832-489-4279 
Fax: 832-202-0832

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Existing-Home Sales Slip 2.3 Percent in April; Days on Market Falls to Under a Month

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) — Stubbornly low supply levels held down existing-home sales in April and also pushed the median number of days a home was on the market to a new low of 29 days, according to the National Association of Realtors®.




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Housing Gets Off to a Good Start

Despite weak economic growth, housing got off to a good start in 2017. This is in part because interest rates have been a bit of a surprise, drifting down since March. Lower interest rates and strong job growth have bolstered housing demand. The U.S. housing market is now on track to eclipse last year as the best in over a decade.



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (April)

5.57 millions units*

Existing home median price (April)

$244,800

Housing Starts (April)

1.172 millions units*

New home sales (March)

0.621 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

1st Quarter 2017

63.5%

1st Quarter 2016

63.6%

The homeownership rate of 63.6 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2016 (63.5 percent) or the rate in the fourth quarter 2016 (63.7 percent).

New home sales

March 2017

+5.8%

April 2017

-11.4%

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 11.4 percent (±10.5 percent) below the revised March rate of 642,000, but is 0.5 percent (±11.3 percent)* above the April 2016 estimate of 566,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Gary Ismail

Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. Read more

Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. Read more

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Home Sales Expected to Soar Through 2018: What Buyers Need to Know

Even though there still aren’t enough homes on the market, existing-home sales are expected to rise 3.5% in 2017—and keep up the momentum in 2018.


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In It to Win It: Land Your Dream Home by Avoiding These 7 Mistakes on Your Offer

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