Friday, September 21, 2012

For Sale: 2431 Sparta Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Beautiful Single level View home in a very quiet area,
3 Br, Den, 2395 Sq.Ft, on a 20,000 Sq.Ft lot, Canyon, City and Harbor Views

A Good Week for Housing

The housing recovery showed signs of strengthening this week, as two new reports showed home sales and prices on the upswing.
Existing-home sales have soared nearly 8 percent from a year ago, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week. Meanwhile, the new-home market also is showing signs of recovery, with starts rising 29.1 percent over year-ago levels, according to the Census Bureau.
What’s more, home builders are getting more confident about the market with recent sales, future sales, and buyer traffic. Homebuilder confidence reached its highest level since the housing-boom time of June 2006, according to this month’s index of homebuilder sentiment.
Also this week, fixed-rate mortgages this week were at all-time record lows or near it, helping to keep home buyer affordability high, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage market survey.
Source: “Housing Recovery Blossoms,” CNNMoney (Sept. 19, 2012) and “Housing Recovery Stirs in August,” Associated Press (Sept. 19, 2012)