Alfonso Parodi

Team Parodi at Realty Associates

1223 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77055


Cell: 713-530-2455   
Phone: 713-530-2455 
Fax: 281-401-9667

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NAR Survey Shows First-Time Home Buyers Set Record in Past Year

San Diego, November 13, 2009 First-time home buyers reached the highest market share on record during the past year, according to the latest consumer survey of home buyers and sellers. More...
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Existing-Home Sales Surge in Many States in Third Quarter, Metro Prices Moderating

WASHINGTON, November 10, 2009 Most states continued to experience rising existing-home sales in the third quarter, with prices moderating in many metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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Tax Credit Extension a Positive Step Toward Sustained Real Estate Recovery, Say Realtors®

Washington, November 05, 2009 The National Association of Realtors® today commended the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing a bill that includes an extension and expansion of the current home buyer tax credit as an important step in ensuring a real estate and economic recovery. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

6.10 millions units*

Existing home median price ()

$173,100

Housing Starts ()

529,000 units*

New home sales ()

430,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Qtr 09

67.6%

3rd Qtr 08

67.9%

The homeownership rate (67.6 percent) for the current quarter was not statistically different from the third quarter 2008 rate (67.9 percent) or from last quarter's rate (67.4 percent).

New home sales

Oct 09

+6.2%

Sept 09

-2.4%

Sales of new one-family houses in October 2009 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 430,000. This is 6.2% above the revised September 2009 estimate of 405,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Homebuyer Tax Credit: What You Need To Know

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