Rob Drakeley

DRAKELEY REO's

PO BOX 1200
Southbury, CT 06488


Cell: 855-355-6767   
Phone: 855-355-6767 

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Existing-Home Sales Rise in April for Second Straight Month

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2016) — Despite ongoing inventory shortages and faster price growth, existing-home sales sustained their recent momentum and moved higher for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. A surge in sales in the Midwest and a decent increase in the Northeast offset smaller declines in the South and West.



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National housing indicators

Existing home sales (April)

5.45 millions units*

Existing home median price (April)

$232,500

Housing Starts (April)

1.172 millions units*

New home sales (March)

0.511 millions units*

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

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Home ownership

4th Qtr 2015

+63.8%

4th Qtr 2014

+64%

The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2015 was 63.8 percent, down 0.2 (+/- 0.4)* percentage points from the fourth quarter 2014 rate of 64.0 percent. The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South and West were not statistically different from the rates in the fourth quarter 2014.

New home sales

February 2016

+2.0%

January 2016

-7.0%

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 512,000. This is 2.0 percent (+/- 18.8%)* above the revised January 2016 estimate of 502,000.

Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

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Drakeley REO's service the REO industry exclusively! We guide first time home buyers through the process of purchasing a bank owned home or REO. With 21 years in the Real Estate retail industry & recent years as a Mortgage Loan Consultant, we are here to help, and service the public when it comes to purchasing or selling a bank owned asset. Read more

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Rob's a resident of Southbury & member of Sacred Heart Church w/an active role @ Pomperaug Elementary as Class Dad & PTO. RE Broker since 1997 & loan originator since 2012, NMLS#336022. Certified Distressed Property Expert. Member of Woodbury & Southbury Business Associations. Council of Residential Specialists. University of Miami class of 1995. Read more

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