Judy Shryock

Keller Williams Realty Conroe/Lake Conroe

2200 N. 3083 West
Conroe, TX 77304


Cell: 936-232-9351   
Phone: 936-582-2102 
Fax: (936) 441-8001

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October 2013

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Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September

WASHINGTON (October 28, 2013) – Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.12*

Existing home median price ()

$199,500

Housing Starts ()

891200*

New home sales ()

421000*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 13

65.0%

2nd Qtr 12

65.5%

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2013 (65.0 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2012 rate (65.5 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was lower than the corresponding second quarter 2012 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

July 2013

-14.1%

August 2013

+7.9%

Sales of new single-family houses in August 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000. This is 7.9 percent (+/- 14.6%)* above the revised July 2013 estimate of 390,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Judy Shryock

Phil and I just watched Deepwater Horizon. A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in the U.S. history. Well worth going to the movie to see it.

New Lease Listing - April Sound - Nice 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car garage, large deck with Gazebo. $1,800 month, no pets allowed. Read more

October 12th and 13th is the Wedgewood and Wedgewood Estates Annual Garage/Yard Sale. Directions are: from I-45N, exit 3083, go over I-45, travel down until you get to Longmire(4-way stop), turn right, Wedgewood Estates is one mile down on the left. Read more

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