Houston Housing Market Heats Up with More Sales, More Inventory, Record High Prices


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If you can’t stand the heat, get out of Houston’s housing market.  Despite a short downturn due to the oil slump and winter weather, Houston’s housing market continued to improve in April as the homebuying season began to heat up. All metrics increased year over year, with single-family home sales increasing 1.9% to 6,502 and […]

Houston’s Housing Market Sees Another Record-Breaking Year, Slowdown Likely in 2015


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Houston’s housing market remained red hot in 2014 – its best year on record – but a cool down might be coming.  There were 75,319 single-family closings and 91,202 total closings in 2014, representing the most transactions in Houston’s history, the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) report on January 14th.  Those figures are up 2.8% […]

What Falling Oil Prices Mean for Houston’s Housing Market


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Realtors may be worried about how falling oil prices will affect their business, which depends on the strength of the local economy. In the past 6 months, crude oil prices have dropped from more than $100 a barrel to below $70 a barrel.  While consumers are rejoicing at the pump, Houston’s oil and gas industry […]

Questions & Answers: How long will the Real Estate upswing last?


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Houston’s housing market never experienced serious declines during the downturn, but the upswing has been fierce.  Single-family home sales have risen for 34 straight months, and prices have been climbing for two years, as a growing economy continues to fuel home buying in many parts of town. Even as a historically low inventory has made […]

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