Nina Hollander

Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive Realty

3426 Toringdon Way Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28277


Cell: 704-779-0813   
Phone: 704-779-0813 
Fax: 704-341-3346

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April Existing-Home Sales Up, Prices Rise Again

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2012) – Existing-home sales rose in April and remain above a year ago, while home prices continued to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The improvements in sales and prices were broad based across all regions. More... Read more

March Pending Home Sales Rise; Marketing Recovering

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2012) – Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

4.62 million units*

Existing home median price ()

$177,400

Housing Starts ()

717,000 units*

New home sales ()

328,000 units (March)*

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

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 12

65.4%

1st Qtr 11

66.4%

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2012 (65.4 percent) was lower than the first quarter 2011 rate (66.4 percent). The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West were lower than the corresponding first quarter 2011 rates.

New home sales

Apr 12

+2.6%

Mar 12

-2.6%

Privately-owned housing starts in April 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 717,000. This is 2.6 percent (+/- 14.8%)* above the revised March 2012 estimate of 699,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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UNDER CONTRACT: Custom built, brick home on .92 acres features classic elegance and timeless details. 5 bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms, 3,600+ square feet. Park-like, private back yard. Side load garage. TWO large recreation rooms; master down. $449,500. Read more

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