Barbara Seinfeld

Keller Williams Realty

2701 Ocean Park Blvd. #140
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Cell: 310-980-7341   
Phone: 310-482-2200 
Fax: 310-482-2201

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October 2015

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Existing-Home Sales Regain Momentum in September

WASHINGTON (October 22, 2015) — Existing–home sales rebounded strongly in September following August's decline and have now increased year–over–year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced sales gains in September.

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Existing home sales (September)

5.55 millions units*

Existing home median price (September)


Housing Starts (September)

1.206 millions units*

New home sales (September)

0.552 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 2015


2nd Qtr 2014


The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2015 was 63.4 percent, down 1.3 (+/- 0.4) percentage points from the second quarter 2014 rate of 64.7 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were lower than the rates in the second quarter 2014.

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September 2015


August 2015


Sales of new single-family houses in September 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000. This is 11.5 percent (+/- 11.3%) below the revised August 2015 estimate of 529,000


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Motivated Sellers: If you study the stats of the homes you’re interested in owning, you may see a trend toward a higher number of days on the market in your target zone. Is the owner of a house that’s been listed for sale for 220 days motivated to respond to your offer, even if it is as low as your Realtor will let you go? It’s worth a try.

CALIFORNIA can expect to see job growth and lower unemployment over the next 3 years; HOUSING COSTS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE, according to UCLA Anderson Forecast. Estimated total employment will grow at a rate of 2.7% this year, 2.2% next year and 1.4% in 2017. 46% of renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent, so BEST TO BUY NOW.....

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