Kathy Sexton

Keller Williams - The Brownstone Group

1401 Woodlands Pkwy
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Cell: 832-654-0065   
Phone: 832-654-0065 
Fax: (832) 482-4882

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Existing-Home Sales Soften Further in August

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast region saw a monthly increase in closings in August, where inventory is currently more adequate.

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Preparing Your Home for Autumn

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Before the leaves fall and the wind turns chilly, it’s a good idea to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Here are some things to add to your fall "honey-do”.

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (August)

5.33 millions units*

Existing home median price (August)


Housing Starts (August)

1.142 millions units*

New home sales (July)

0.654 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Quarter 2016


2nd Quarter 2015


The homeownership rate of 62.9 percent was 0.5 percentage points (+/-0.5)* lower than the second quarter 2015 rate (63.4 percent) and 0.6 percentage points (+/-0.5)* lower than the first quarter 2016 rate(63.5 percent).

New home sales

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July 2016


Sales of new single-family houses in August 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 609,000. This is 7.6 percent (±10.7%)* below the revised July rate of 659,000, but is 20.6 percent (±14.8%) above the August 2015 estimate of 505,000


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Kathy Sexton

Mortgage Guidelines have changed again. Call me for more details.

The market in The Woodlands is really great right now! Both homes w/pools and w/o pools are selling!If you have a pool you are in a SELLER'S MARKET.Call me if you have any questions, thinking about buying/selling your home or if you know of anyone that is thinking about buying or selling their home. I am never too busy for any of your referrals! Read more

Lots of excitement in The Woodlands in March and April! Woodlands Waterway Art Festival is happening 4/14-15, Home and Garden Show 3/31-4/1, Muddy Trail 5/10K Run 4/7, Building Hope Gala 4/21 benefitting Habitat for Humanity and Movie Night at Waterway Square every Sat. night in April. There is so much to do! Look forward to seeing you there. Read more

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