Anja Drewes

Anja Drewes Properties,LLC

104 Industrial Blvd#201
Sugar Land, TX 77478


Cell: 713-298-9177   
Phone: 713-298-9177 
Fax: 281-271-8147

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Existing-Home Sales Heat Up in May, Inventory Levels Continue to Improve

WASHINGTON (June 23, 2014) – Existing-home sales rose strongly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four regions of the country experienced sales gains compared to a month earlier. Read more

New Home Construction Needed to Match Job Creation, Improve Affordability in Majority of U.S.

"WASHINGTON (June 10, 2014) – New home construction activity is currently insufficient in most of the U.S., and some states could face persistent housing shortages and affordability issues unless housing starts increase to match up with local job creation, according to new analysis by the National Association of Realtors®.
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (May)

4.89*

Existing home median price (May)

$213,400

Housing Starts (May)

1,001,000*

New home sales (May)

433000*

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

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 2013

+65.0%

1st Qtr 2014

+64.8%

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2014 was 64.8 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the first quarter 2013 rate of 65.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

April 2014

+3.7*%

May 2014

+18.6%

Sales of new single-family houses in May 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000. This is 18.6 percent (+/- 17.3%) above the revised April 2014 estimate of 425,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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