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Orlando Housing Report - October 2008

Orlando Florida home sales are up as prices are down - Osceola County for the second month leads the Orlando area in increased sales activity. Sales in that county jumped an impressive 47.26 percent in October 2008 compared to October 2007; last month, the comparison increase was an astonishing 77.38 percent.

U.S. Housing Report - September 2008

U.S. Existing Home Sales Up on Increase in Affordability - Existing home sales increased last month as buyers responded to improved housing affordability conditions.

Existing home sales including single family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops rose 5.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.18 million units in September from a level of 4.91 million in August, and are 1.4 percent higher than the 5.11 million-unit pace in September 2007.

Orlando Housing Report - September 2008

Orlando Homes Sales Increase in September - Members of the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association were involved in the sale of 37.63 percent more homes in September than during the same month last year: 1,335 compared to 970. Geographically, home sales in Osceola County jumped a whopping 72.02 percent and Orange County sales increased 54.05 percent.

U.S. Housing Report - August 2008

U. S. Existing home sales were down in August following a healthy gain in July as tight mortgage credit curtailed activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales rose in the Midwest and South but fell in the Northeast and West.

Nationally, existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops –declined 2.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate1 of 4.91 million units in August from an upwardly revised pace of 5.02 million in July, but are 10.7 percent below the 5.50 million-unit pace in August 2007.

Orlando Housing Report - August 2008

Metro Orlando home prices and sales fell in August, but Osceola County is the bright spot in this month’s housing statistics for the Orlando area: Nearly 9 percent more home sales took place in that county during August 2008 than during August 2007. Other market positives this month include the lowest days-on-market tally (113) so far this year and a fifth consecutive month with more pending sales than in 2007.

U.S. Housing Report - July 2008

Existing-home sales rose in July to the highest level in five months, although sales have hovered in a relatively narrow range over the past 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Existing-home sales – including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – increased 3.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate¹ of 5.00 million units in July from a downwardly revised level of 4.85 million in June, but are 13.2 percent lower than the 5.76 million-unit pace in July 2007.

Orlando Housing Report - July 2008

Orlando area home sales, as for the past five years, declined a fraction in July following a traditional summer peak in June. Members of the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association sold 1,436 homes during the month of July, 3.56 percent below the (1,489) sold in June. That tally is 5.77 percent below the total of 1,524 homes sold in July 2007.

Housing Stimulus Bill - Signed into Law

Housing Stimulus Bill signed into law today - H.R. 3221, the “Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008,” passed the House on July 23, 2008, by a vote of 272-152. On Saturday, July 26, 2008, the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 72-13. The President signed the bill on July 30, 2008. The bill includes the following provisions:

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