Deborah Spangler

Spangler Realty Group

Cell: 281-703-0333   
Phone: (281) 703-0333 
Fax: 281-205-4622

Housing Trends

December 2018

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Existing-Home Sales Increase for the First Time in Six Months

WASHINGTON (November 21, 2018) – Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month.

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5 Home Staging Ideas That Work Wonders During Winter

Winter is the time of year when most home buyers, like bears, retreat to their own cozy homes and hibernate. So what if you have a house you must sell right now, winter be damned?

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (October)

5.22 millions units*

Existing home median price (October)


Housing Starts (October)

1.228 millions units*

New home sales (September)

0.553 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Quarter 2018


3rd Quarter 2018


The homeownership rate of 64.4 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the third quarter 2017 (63.9 percent) nor from the rate in the second quarter 2018 (64.3 percent).

New home sales

September 2018


October 2018


Sales of new single-family houses in October 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 8.9 percent (±13.7 percent)* below the revised September rate of 597,000 and is 12.0 percent (±13.1 percent)* below the October 2017 estimate of 618,000.


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Deborah Spangler

The holidays are coming up quickly and the market is changing daily. In some price ranges homes are moving quickly before the end of the year, and in higher priced homes things are slowing down. Prices, though, continue to climb.. Let me know if you need any help navigating the market!

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