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Huntsville AL Real Estate Update

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On September 13, 2007

Finally – some positive news about the national housing market! Although home prices continue to slip lower as more homeowners face foreclosure, the amount of the decline is very small on a national average basis.

Here are the highlights of the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) national housing data over the past 12 months (year ending June 30, 2007):

  • Median price of a single-family home slipped 1.5%
  • Median price of a condominium rose 1.0 %
  • Overall prices have declined 1.7% from their peak in the 3rd quarter 2005
  • 97 of 149 major metro areas appreciated in past 12 months
  • Home prices are relatively flat since bottoming out in 4th quarter of 2006
  • Recent mortgage disruptions will hold back sales temporarily
  • Prices expected to turn positive in spring 2008, with 2% gain on the year
  • Prices expected to increase further in 2009
  • Number of home sales fell more than home prices – down 10.8%
  • National home sales at 5.91 million vs 6.63 million one year ago
  • Current inventory level shows an 8 month supply of housing

Overall the news can be viewed as positive, since it now appears that the worst may be over with respect to price declines. Could we finally be headed for a turnaround in the housing market?

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