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 Stumble in February

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2017) — After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.



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Tough Sell: 6 Bedroom Design Trends That Buyers Hate

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (February)

5.48 million units*

Existing home median price (February)

$228,400

Housing Starts (February)

1.288 millions units*

New home sales (January)

0.555 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Quarter 2016

63.7%

3rd Quarter 2015

63.8%

The homeownership rate of 63.7 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2015 (63.8 percent) or the rate in the third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent).

New home sales

Jan 2017

+3.7%

Dec 2016

+6.1%

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.1 percent (±17.3 percent)* above the revised January rate of 558,000 and is 12.8 percent (±18.0 percent)* above the February 2016 estimate of 525,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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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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