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    Total Sales in All Zone New Homes Existing Homes Total Homes             Sales | Volume | Average | Median | DOM_Avg | DOM_Med | Pct_Avg | Pct_Med       Related Pages:  WSU Home Price Index  /  WSU Home Price Calculator         TOTAL YEAR-OVER-YEAR SALES (new & existing):   In November, year...
12/28/2008
January 1, 2008 to October 31, 2008 MLS Statistics For Wichita, KS metro area MLS   The # of residential sales for October, 2008 was 822 homes.  That is the 3rd lowest # for the year and 17.3% below October, 2007.   YTD closings of existing homes is 8,768 compared to 10,259 YTD for 2007.  This is...
12/10/2008
Wichita economic and real estate update:   Kansas is in the lead to get the new U.S. Bio-defense lab.  It would be located in Junction City, KS-about 2 ½ hours NE of Wichita. The $563 Million federal bio-defense lab is also wanted by Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and other states.  Should Kansas...
12/05/2008
Wichita, KS employers (mostly aviation companies) have announced 1,500 proposed Lay-offs for the next few months. The majority of these companies are taking a pro-active approach to tightening up their staff in the chance that they will have fewer sales in the next year and may lose some of the r...
11/30/2008
STRONGEST HOUSING MARKETS   National Association of Realtors strongest housing markets, by price appreciation, for third quarter 2008:   City Median price % change 1. Elmira, N.Y. $105,000 +12.5% 2. Decatur, Ill. $83,400 +8.7% 3. Bloomington-Normal, Ill. $168,400 +8.1% 4. Wichita $125,300 +5.5% 5...
11/25/2008
November 20, 2008 Meeting with Regional VP of Countrywide Home Loans and staff.   The following is notes and observations from a very frank meeting about the economy, short sales and foreclosures with representatives of the Mortgage industry, Title officers and top Wichita real estate agents.   9...
11/23/2008
Wichita, Economic and city update   The United Way of the Plains has raised its highest total of funds via pledges in the history of the Charity.  Over $16,000,000 has been pledged to the United Way Campaign.  This is another indication of the strength of the Wichita and Central Kansas economy.  ...
11/14/2008
The Labor Department reported that 240,000 jobs were lost in October, which was worse than the expected loss of 200,000 jobs. In addition, the Unemployment Rate jumped to 6.5%, up from last month's read of 6.1% and reaching the highest unemployment rate since 1994. And if the current numbers were...
11/10/2008
We are meeting with around 40 high Tech agents from across the country Thursday and Friday (Nov. 6th and 7th) at Orlando and the NAR International convention.  Today we are having two speakers from Active Rain going over the recent changes to the site and going over possible future changes.  Rich...
11/07/2008
The "Old Town" entertainment district in Downtown Wichita was just voted one of the "top ten neighborhoods" for revitalizing and cleaning up polluted areas in America's cities.   The Wichita City council has approved $25 million in industrial revenue bonds to be used to purchase the Broadview hot...
10/30/2008
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