Rich Friedman

Keller Williams Real Estate

300 Welsh Rd Bldg. 4, Suite 145
Horsham, PA 19044


Cell: 267-679-1088   
Phone: 215-657-8100 
Fax: 215-657-8105

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NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

Washington, May 31, 2011 - Seventeen local and state Realtor® associations have been awarded over $60,000 through the Housing Opportunity Program Grants, a National Association of Realtors® grant program. The funds will be used by the associations to promote and expand affordable housing opportunities in their communities. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

4.81*

Existing home median price ()

$166,500

Housing Starts ()

560,000 units*

New home sales ()

323,000 units(April)*

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

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 11

66.4%

4th Qtr 10

66.5%

The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2011 (66.4 percent) was lower than the first quarter 2010 rate (67.1 percent). In the South and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast and Midwest showed no significant change from the corresponding first quarter 2010 rates.

New home sales

Apr 11

+7.3%

Mar 11

+8.3%

Sales of new one-family houses in April 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 323,000. This is 7.3 percent above the revised March 2011 estimate of 301,000

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Rich Friedman

Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. Read more

Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. Read more

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Home Improvements that Pay Off

Today's Buyers are Less Willing to Compromise

The temptation is strong: Clean up the yard, de-clutter the house, and put it on the market without spending time and money sprucing the place up for sale. This is especially the case if you anticipate losing money on the sale. More...
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