Loretta Blendermann, CDPE, CHMS


14090 FM 2920, Ste G-133
Tomball, TX 77377

Cell: 713-851-2620   
Phone: 713-851-2620 
Fax: (866) 523-4049

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November 2015

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Existing-Home Sales Dial Back in October

WASHINGTON (November 23, 2015) — With mortgage rates remaining below 4 percent for the third straight month, existing-home sales in October were at a healthy pace but failed to keep up with September's jump, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions saw no gains in sales in October.

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Existing home sales (November)

5.36 million units*

Existing home median price (November)


Housing Starts (November)

1.060 millions units*

New home sales (November)

0.468 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

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3rd Qtr 2014


The homeownership rate in the third quarter 2015 was 63.7 percent, down 0.7 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the third quarter 2014 rate of 64.4 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than the rate one year ago, while the rates in the Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the third quarter 2014.

New home sales

September 2015


August 2015


Sales of new single-family houses in September 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000. This is 11.5 percent (+/- 11.3%) below the revised August 2015 estimate of 529,000.


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Loretta Blendermann, CDPE, CHMS

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