Houston housing activity remains steady through mid-February

by Patrick Regan

Houston’s housing market activity trendline remained steady during the week ending Feb. 14.

New listings, closings and showings all hovered in roughly the same territory where they’ve been during the first month-and-a-half of 2022, the Houston Association of REALTORS® weekly snapshot showed.

There were 2,363 new listings last week. New listings per week have been at or just under 2,500 for most of the year. 

Closings have fluctuated between 1,500 and 1,800 per week, and last week was in that range at 1,598. 

There have been approximately 40,000 to 42,000 showings per week for most of the year. Last week saw 42,164 showings.

The HAR weekly snapshot often is most useful in comparing numbers year over year, and the numbers from the most recent week were stronger across the board than the same week in 2021. But that improvement comes with a big caveat. 

The arctic blast that shut down much of the state hit in mid-February last year, halting showings and delaying closings and new listings throughout Greater Houston. It took a few weeks for housing activity to fully rebound. 

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