Donna Kruse

Donna Kruse Realty

19703-B Eastex Fwy PMB #81
Humble, TX 77338

Cell: 832-598-7602   
Phone: 832-598-7602 

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Pending Home Sales on a Record Roll

Washington, September 01, 2009 Contract activity for pending home sales has risen for six straight months, a pattern not seen in the history of the index since it began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...

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Strong Gain in Existing-Home Sales Maintains Uptrend

Washington, August 21, 2009 - For the first time in five years, existing-home sales have increased for four months in a row, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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2nd Quarter Existing-Home Sales Rise in Most States, Helped by Affordable Metro Prices

Washington, August 12, 2009 - Existing-home sales in the second quarter showed healthy gains from the first quarter in the vast majority of states, and price declines have increased affordability in most metro areas, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. More...
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.24 million unites*

Existing home median price ()


Housing Starts ()

581,000 unites*

New home sales ()

384,000 unites*

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

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 09


2nd Qtr 08


The homeownership rate (67.4 percent) for the current quarter was lower than the rate in second quarter 2008 (68.1 percent), but not statistically different from the rate in second quarter 2009 (67.3 percent).

New home sales

July 09


June 09


Sales of new one-family houses in July 2009 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000. This is 9.6% above the revised June 2009 estimate of 395,000.


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Preserve your Good ’Hood

Homebuyers make their purchases based on many factors. But surveys have shown that the most important factors to them are the safety and quality of the neighborhood, followed by the performance of the school district. More... Read more


Terms You Can Use

Buying your first home can be scary. Not only is the process complicated, but you’re bound to encounter new terminology. Understanding the language is the first step to taking the fear out of the homebuying process. More...
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10 Cities Leading the Market Recovery

Housing is turning around. Forbes magazine identified the country's largest metro areas where sales activity has increased. More...
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How to Care for Your Home’s Foundation

It literally holds your home up. So whether you have a slab foundation, pier foundation, a crawl space, basement or walk-out, it’s important to know that prevention is the best solution for home-foundation problems. More...
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