Donna Kruse

Donna Kruse Realty

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

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

Housing Trends

March 2011

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Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January

Washington, DC, February 23, 2011 The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. More... Read more

Home Price Stabilization Seen in Most Metro Areas during Fourth Quarter, Sales Up

Washington, DC, February 10, 2011 Home sales rebounded in 49 states during the fourth quarter with 78 markets – just over half of the available metropolitan areas – experiencing price gains from a year ago, while most of the rest saw price weakness, according to the latest survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.36 million units*

Existing home median price ()


Housing Starts ()

596,000 units*

New home sales ()

284,000 units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 10


4th Qtr 09


The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2010 (66.5 percent) was lower than the fourth quarter 2009 rate (67.2 percent). In the Midwest, South, and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast showed no significant change from the corresponding fourth quarter 2009 rate.

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Sales of new one-family houses in January 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 284,000. This is 12.6 percent below the revised December 2010 estimate of 325,000.


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Ann Arbor, MI, February 17, 2011 --( Molly Maid, the leader in residential cleaning and the company behind more than 1.4 million cleans last year, is encouraging households to take on the dreaded task of spring clean up. More...
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Celebrity Jennifer Aniston's $42 Million Home in Beverly Hills is for Sale

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$100 Bathroom Makeover

Tips for grouting tiles, painting walls Q: I'm looking to add a little pizzazz to my bathroom. Since I was recently laid off, I've got more time than money. Depending on how the job hunting goes, I may have to sell my home. That's not in the foreseeable future, but you never know. More... Read more


Outshine the Competition with Key Fix-up Work

Make cost-effective home improvements to outshine the competition with key fix-up work.
First impressions are lasting. Some buyers won't even look at the inside of a listing that doesn't have good curb appeal. More...
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Homeowners’ Backyard Flooding Dilemma Solved

The recent construction of their new home was everything the homeowner's wanted, except for the flooding and water issues in the backyard. More...
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Surround Yourself in Natural Light

19th Century Georgetown Townhouse has Glass Ceiling Kitchen. It's like having your coffee in the park plus 3 bedrooms, 3 full/3 half baths, period furnishings with added glass ceiling kitchen. More...
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