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My name is Kevin Dowd and welcome to my real estate blog. This blog is meant to educate local buyers and sellers in Hoboken, downtown Jersey City and the surrounding areas by providing up-to-date real estate sales statistics. Area-specific commentary is also provided that will provide you with a fresh perspective on the local real estate market.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Home Resales Up 10.1% in October
Home buyers last month snapped up previously owned properties at the fastest pace in more than two years, a Realtors group said Monday.
Home resales increased 10.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.1 million units in October from a downward-revised pace of 5.54 million in September, according to the National Assn. of Realtors in Washington. The October figure was up 23.5% from the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.94 million units a year earlier. The last time the sales pace was that swift was in February 2007.
The buying was motivated by low interest rates, a credit for first-time buyers and cheap housing, the association said. The national median home price -- the point at which half the homes sold for more and half for less -- was $173,100 in October, down 1% from September and off 7.1% from October of last year. Whether the stabilization of the housing market will continue remains a subject of debate among housing analysts and economists.
More exciting news that the market is starting to stabilize and grow. This combined with a greater than expected decrease in jobless claims may be the light at the end of tunnel.
Information provided by:
Prudential Castle Point Realty
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