Kim Story

Story Real Estate

303 E. Milam
Mexia, TX 76667

Cell: 903-388-8826   
Phone: 254-562-6617 
Fax: 254-562-6977

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Existing-Home Sales Constrained by Tight Supply in May, Prices Continue to Gain

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2012) - Limited supplies of housing inventory held back existing-home sales in May, but sales maintained a strong lead over year-ago levels and home prices are on a sustained uptrend in all regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

International Sales Continue to Climb in U.S. Market

WASHINGTON (June 11, 2012) – Due to low prices and the relative weakness of the dollar, international buyers continue to identify the U.S. as a desirable place to own property and make a profitable investment. More...
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National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

4.55 million units*

Existing home median price ()


Housing Starts ()


New home sales ()

343,000 (April)*

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

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Home ownership

1st Qtr 12


1st Qtr 11


The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2012 (65.4 percent) was lower than the first quarter 2011 rate (66.4 percent). The homeownership rates in the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West were lower than the corresponding first quarter 2011 rates.

New home sales

Apr 12


Mar 12


Sales of new single-family houses in April 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000. This is 3.3 percent (+/- 12.3%)* above the revised March 2012 estimate of 332,000.


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Maximize Tax Credits for Energy and Medical Home Improvements

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Do You Understand Your Hurricane Deductible?

If you live in a coastal state, it’s time to pull out your home owners insurance policy and see if you have a hurricane deductible. This will determine the amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket before your coverage kicks in if there is a hurricane. More...

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10 Ideas for Using Your Space Effectively

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Dreaming of a Summer Escape to an Italian Villa?

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