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Toni Nelson is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, Houston's largest and most productive real estate sales force in Houston, Tx. Toni began her real estate career in 1983, has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors and the Houston Association of Realtors. She specializes in marketing, trains agents, writes blogs and stays involved in the ongoing evolution of the real estate industry.

May experiences 3% increase in home sales.

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May single-family [new and existing] home sales as reported by HAR-MLS experienced a 3% increase in sales and 3% YTD.  It seems like the summer sales engines are gearing up for a more impressive June because pending sales for May closed with an 11% increase. This indicates that sales will continue to be healthy at least through June.

Here’s a glance at the trends for the month and year:

*Pending sales are homes that are under contract and have not closed and indicate current buyer demand.

As the table depicts, listings are up 11% for May in comparison to last May, so there is a plentiful supply of inventory heading into the summer market.  Due to this increase in supply, the average sales price will rise at a much slower pace than has been seen in years past.  The highest demand prices ranges can be viewed below.

Highest % Increase of Top Selling Home Sales by Price Class for 2019 YTD

As you can see, although these homes sales by price class have experienced the largest increase in sales from 2018, they vary tremendously in terms of months of inventory.  The lower the price class, the less time it takes to sell and the higher the price class, the longer it takes to sell.  The $400,000-$499,999 is the median price class where homes below that price class are in a sellers’ market and homes above that price class are in a buyers market.

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area located within its boundaries.  Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE.

 

To search for homes by price range and map, go to www.GaryGreene.com.

 

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

 

 

 

 

April Brings 8% Increase in Home Sales

Houston single-family home sales in April closed 8% ahead of 2018. And even better news – contracts written but not closed went up 18%. This indicates that sales will continue to grow at least through May.  The number of listings has increased which means less home price appreciation in some price ranges.   Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.

Here’s a glance at the trends for the month and year:

*Pending sales are homes that are under contract and have not closed and indicate current buyer demand.

Top Selling Home Sales by Price Class for 2019 YTD

  1. $200,000-$249,999 – 4,844 sales YTD – 2.9  MOI
  2. $250,000-$299,999  – 3,389                     4.3  MOI
  3. $750,000-$999,999  – 1,215                    10.1 MOI
  4. $1,000,000 +               1,731                   12.9 MOI
  5. $400,000 – $499,999   3,097                     6.3 MOI

As you can see, homes priced below $300,000 have the lowest months of inventory, are in a sellers’ market and therefore will enjoy the highest home price appreciation.  Homes with 6.3 months of inventory are in a balanced market and those above 7 MOI are in a buyers’ market.

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area located within its boundaries.  Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE.

To search for homes by price range and map, go to www.GaryGreene.com.

 

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

March 2019 Single-Family Home Sales UP 5%

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March single-family home sales closed 5% more units compared to March 2018 and yet, the first quarter of 2019 ended flat with first quarter 2018. The upside is that 15% more pending sales occurred in March than last year.  Pending sales are homes under contract that have yet to close.  This rise in pending sales indicates April sales will experience a better sales month than last year.  Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.

Here’s a glance at the trends for the month and year:]*Pending sales are homes that are under contract and have not closed and indicate current buyer demand.

In the midst of the Spring market and as we proceed into Summer, the rise in inventory certainly gives buyers a good selection and availability of homes. The average sales price and median sales price are increasing ever so slowly and may remain at a slow pace contingent upon inventory absorption in the future.

Houston Home Sales by Price Class for 2019

What price ranges had the most amount of increased sales in Houston in the First Quarter? The following price classes experienced the largest increase in sales in First Quarter 2018:

  1. $200,000-$249,999 – up 10%  – 3.0 MOI
  2. $250,000-$299,999  – up 10%  – 4.2
  3. $1,000,000 and up  –  up    4% – 12.2
  4. $300,000 – $399,999 –up  2%  –  5.3
  5. $400,000 – $499,999 – up  2%  –  6.1

As the table indicates above, homes priced below $400,000 are in a sellers’ market with 5.3 months of inventory or less.  Example:  Homes priced below $200,000 have less than 3 months of inventory.  Homes priced above $400,000-$499,999 are in a normal market with 6.1 months of inventory.  Homes priced $500,000 or more are in a buyers’ market.  Months of Inventory [MOI in table above] is a statistic used to express how long it will take to deplete the inventory if no new homes come on the market.

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area located within its boundaries.  Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE.

To search for homes by price range and map, go to www.GaryGreene.com.

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene