Richard and Pamela Graham Team

Keller Williams Realty Group

542 N. Lewis Rd., Ste 100
Limerick, PA 19468


Cell: 6109486970   
Phone: 6107925900 (8116)
Fax: 610 792-8131

Housing Trends

April 2015

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Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2015)—Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.

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Existing home sales (April)

5.19 million units*

Existing home median price (April)

$212,100

Housing Starts (April)

9.26 millions units*

New home sales (April)

5.39 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 2015

+63.7%

1st Qtr 2014

+64.8%

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2015 was 63.7 percent, down 1.1 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the first quarter 2014 rate of 64.8 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, South and West were lower than the rates in the first quarter 2014, while the rate in the Midwest was not statistically different from the rate a year ago.

New home sales

March 2015

-11.4*%

February 2015

+5.6%

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000. This is 11.4 percent (+/- 18.6%)* below the revised February 2015 estimate of 543,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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First Heat Wave of Season Expected This Week: It looks like it will be time to crank up the air conditioner before the week is over with several days of hot and humid weather in the Montgomery County forecast. The season's first heat wave is expected to begin Thursday and run through Sunday,according to the National Weather Service.

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