Housing and the economic recovery will play a large part in deciding the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, according to public policy experts at this month's Legislative and Political Forum during the Realtors® 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, leading Democratic strategist Celinda Lake, and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling provided their unique insights into issues affecting the long-term direction of the country.

"As the leading advocate for homeownership, the National Association of Realtors® is working closely with policymakers to ensure that mortgages are more readily available for qualified buyers and real estate investors," said NAR President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. "We believe efforts that help creditworthy homebuyers obtain mortgage financing and allow more people to stay in their homes or avoid foreclosure through streamlined short sales are important for a housing and economic recovery."

Lets look at the statistics in our local real estate market? 

Midtown Montgomery real estate sales statistics for April show the number of homes sold decreased by 14% compared to April 2011. The average sales price increased by 19% to $159,152 during the same period. The median sales prices increased by 26%, and market times increased by 28% or 41 days.  The highest selling home price decreased by 6%, and the lowest selling home price decreased by 29%.


Midtown Montgomery April 2012 April 2011
Homes Sold 25 29
Average Selling Price $ 159,152 $ 129,495
Median Selling Price $ 135,000 $ 100,000
Days On The Market 146 105
Highest Selling Price $ 600,000 $ 649,000 
Lowest Selling Price $ 6,000 $8,500

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