Best Month Ever! Houston Home Sales Reach Record Levels


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June was the strongest month for home sales in Houston Real Estate history with 7,935 single-family homes sold, the highest one month sales total ever reported by the Houston Association of Realtors.  Industry experts and economists had been predicting that Houston home sales would crater following the collapse of oil prices and layoffs in Houston’s […]

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 […]

Fighting Houston’s Commuter Horror Stories: New Real Estate Tool Ranks Houses Based on Commute Times


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A brand new feature on the Houston Association of Realtors’ (HAR) revamped website allows apartment, condo and house hunters to search by job commute length (how many minutes it will take to get from the new place to their workplace).  This is an important consideration for buyers, HAR learned in a recent consumer survey. Call […]

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 […]

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