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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Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow

WASHINGTON (February 21, 2014) – Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors®. Read more

December Pending Home Sales Fall

WASHINGTON (January 30, 2014) – Pending home sales measurably dropped in December, with abnormal weather partly inhibiting home shopping in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of Realtors®. Declines were experienced in all four major regions.
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

4.62*

Existing home median price ()

$188,900

Housing Starts ()

880,000*

New home sales ()

444000*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 2012

65.4%

4rd Qtr 2013

65.2%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2013 was 65.2 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the fourth quarter 2012 rate of 65.4 percent. The homeownership rate in the Northeast was lower than its corresponding fourth quarter 2012 rate, while the rates in the Midwest, South, and West were not statistically different from the rates a year ago.

New home sales

November 2013

-3.9%

December 2013

-7.0%

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000. This is 7.0 percent (+/- 17.5%)* below the revised November 2013 estimate of 445,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Nina Hollander

JUST LISTED FOR SALE IN MINT HILL: Turn-key 4 bedroom/2.5 bath with 2-car garage on private cul-de-sac.Just over 2,400 square feet. New granite, new flooring, updated bathrooms. Sunroom with skylights. Large paved patio overlooking wooded back yard. $229,900. Read more

FOR SALE: Move-in ready home in Pineville. 4 Bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms. Updates include granite, new flooring, new fixtures. Just under 2,000 square feet. Expansive paver patio and private, wooded back yard. $205,000. Read more

SOLD: Tega Cay Short Sale: $253,500. Looking for an affordable home near Lake Wylie? Looking for great schools? Check out this great home in Seven Coves, with no HOA fees. Read more

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