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Existing-Home Sales Climb 1.1 Percent in March

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2018) — Existing-home sales grew for the second consecutive month in March, but lagging inventory levels and affordability constraints kept sales activity below year ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®..





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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (March)

5.60 millions units*

Existing home median price (March)

$250,400

Housing Starts (March)

1.319 millions units*

New home sales (February)

0.618 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Quarter 2017

64.2%

3rd Quarter 2017

64.2%

The homeownership rate of 64.2 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2017 (63.6 percent) and virtually unchanged from the rate in the fourth quarter 2017 (64.2 percent).

New home sales

February 2018

-0.6%

March 2018

4.0%

Sales of new single-family houses in March 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 694,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 4.0 percent (±18.6 percent)* above the revised February rate of 667,000 and is 8.8 percent (±17.0 percent)* above the March 2017 estimate of 638,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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