Home Sales Smash National Records, Prices Lift Off

Sold Home For Sale Sign in Front of Beautiful New Home

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Realtor.org) – “Just when you think sales activity is ready to settle into a more sustainable pace, the housing market continues to surprise,” says David Lereah chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home sales surpassed market expectations and reached another record in June. Home sales were expected to slow from their recent fast pace.

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Home Building in Austin Surges

Downtown Austin Real Estate Boom

Job gains, low interest rates and relocations help send starts to an all-time high

By Kate Miller Morton
Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Continued low interest rates, strong job growth and a healthy appetite for new houses from both local and out-of-town buyers spurred Austin-area builders to start work on a record number of houses in the past year.

Builders started 13,611 homes in the 12 months that ended in June, an all-time high, according to market research firm Metrostudy. Five years ago, with the tech industry still booming, the figure was 5 percent lower.

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Keller Williams Real Estate Agents Demonstrate ‘Extreme’ Volunteerism

KW Agents Volunteer

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. (Friday, July 22, 2005)

In keeping with Keller Williams Realty International’s mission to build lives worth living, a dedicated group of associates from the Clarksville, Tenn., market center put their busy schedules on hold to ensure an injured Iraq war veteran could live a better life – in the comfort of a brand-new home. More than 60 Clarksville associates and their families worked through five days and four nights to help construct a new house for Army Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez and his family as part of the ABC television hit show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

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