O'Conor & Mooney Realtors

O'Conor & Mooney Realtors

2333 W. Joppa Road
Lutherville, MD 21131

Cell: 410-321-8800   
Phone: 410-321-8800 
Fax: 410-321-6292

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Existing-Home Sales Subside 1.7 Percent in August

WASHINGTON (September 20, 2017) — Existing-home sales stumbled in August for the fourth time in five months as strained supply levels continue to subdue overall activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were outpaced by declines in the South and West.

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America's 20 Hottest Markets for Real Estate in September 2017

We've officially closed the books on summer, and the flurry of back-to-school sales and the Facebook posts featuring freshly scrubbed kids awkwardly posing for their big return to classes have finally subsided. So as September draws to a close, we're taking a look back at this transitional month through the lens of our own realtor.com® data—all the better to take a snapshot of what the housing market across the country is like today.

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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (Aug)

5.35 millions units*

Existing home median price (Aug)


Housing Starts (Aug)

1.300 millions units*

New home sales (July)

0.571 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Quarter 2017


1st Quarter 2017


The homeownership rate of 63.7 percent was 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2016 (62.9 percent) and not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2017 (63.6 percent).

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July 2017


August 2017


Sales of new single-family houses in August 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 3.4 percent (±13.0 percent)* below the revised July rate of 580,000 and is 1.2 percent (±18.5 percent)* below the August 2016 estimate of 567,000.


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Washington, DC, September 21, 2011 Existing-home sales increased in August, even with ongoing tight credit and appraisal problems, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Monthly gains were seen in all regions. Total existing-home sales, rose 7.7 percent to a rate of 5.03 million in August... Read more

Good News!! Washington, May 12, 2011 - Economy & Affordability Drive Home Sales Growth Home higher than last year, even without the benefit of the home buyer tax credit. This is due to sustained economic growth, the slowly recovering jobs picture, and high affordability conditions, said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun at the NAR mid year meeting. Read more

March 10, 2011 Rockville, MD –(March 10, 2011) – According to data released today by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), an MRIS company, the Baltimore metro area housing market showed gains in pending home sales in the first two months of 2011, reaching its highest level since April 2010 when the federal homebuyer’s tax credit expired. Read more

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