So What Does Real Estate Look Like Across the U.S?

Tuesday I shared with you how the Nashville real estate market looked in 2012 and hopes for 2013.  Today I wanted to share some info from the The KCM Blog and The National Association of Realtors about how the real estate market looks across the country.

 Every year-end housing report revealed that the real estate market is recovering quite nicely. Here is a quick synopsis of each:

Existing Home Sales Report

Total existing-home sales rose 5.9 percent in November over last month

Sales are 14.5 percent higher than November 2011

Sales are at the highest level since November 2009

The national median existing-home price was $180,600 in November, up 10.1 percent from November 2011

Total housing inventory at the end of November fell to a 4.8-month supply; it was 5.3 months in October, and is the lowest housing supply since September of 2005 when it was 4.6 months

Pending Sales Report

Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years

The index is at the highest level since April 2010 when buyers were rushing to beat the deadline for the home buyer tax credit

With the exception of several months affected by tax stimulus, the last time there was a higher reading was in February 2007

On a year-over-year basis, pending home sales have risen for 19 consecutive months

New Home Sales Report

Sales of new homes rose 4.4% in November to a two-and-a-half-year high

This is the highest level since April 2010, when a temporary tax credit boosted demand.

Sales are now 15.3% higher compared to one year ago

Case Shiller Home Price Index

Home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in October

In nineteen of the 20 cities covered, annual returns in October were higher than September

About Sutton Lipman

Sutton Lipman Costanza is a native Nashvillian and a second generation REALTOR. She is excited and proud to be a part of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty team. Sutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University. Before selling real estate, she worked at Centerstone, a community-based behavioral health care organization in Nashville. In her free time, Sutton enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, practicing Spanish, knitting and playing tennis. sutton.lipman@sothebysrealty.com or 615.438.6149
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