Ellen Hicks

Keller Williams Town & Country

1520 Killearn Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL


Cell: 850-294-3007   
Phone: 850-201-4663 
Fax: 850-201-4664

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Existing-Home Sales Stumble in February

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2017) — After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.



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Tough Sell: 6 Bedroom Design Trends That Buyers Hate

The bedroom is probably the most personal room in your house, and not just because it’s where all (or at least some) of the magic happens. After all, it’s where you snuggle up at the end of a long, cold day; where you retreat when you’re sick; where you stash the items that mean the most to you. Most likely, the decor scheme is also pretty close to your heart.



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (February)

5.48 million units*

Existing home median price (February)

$228,400

Housing Starts (February)

1.288 millions units*

New home sales (January)

0.555 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

3rd Quarter 2016

63.7%

3rd Quarter 2015

63.8%

The homeownership rate of 63.7 percent was not statistically different from the rate in the fourth quarter 2015 (63.8 percent) or the rate in the third quarter 2016 (63.5 percent).

New home sales

Jan 2017

+3.7%

Dec 2016

+6.1%

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 6.1 percent (±17.3 percent)* above the revised January rate of 558,000 and is 12.8 percent (±18.0 percent)* above the February 2016 estimate of 525,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Ellen Hicks

It's Spring 2013! And the weather still feels like the end of winter! Brrrr! BUT, the Selling Market has Picked up, Heated up and is heading for a Blaze! Affordable housing is on Fire! I need listings! This is the Best time to List your home and perhaps have multiple offers! Do you know what multiple offers means to the Sellers?

It's the best time to Sell your home! Everyone wants to buy before school starts! School starts in Leon County August 22, 2011! Don't miss out! Call me today! 850-294-3007 or ellen@ellenhicks.com Read more

We are deep into Spring and around the corner from Summer! I have noticed that the Buyers are out and finding fantastic homes! If your home is Clean! Fresh! Painted! Staged (meaning de-cluttered)! and Priced to Sell then you have a chance for Success! Read more

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