Current Market Data
Privately owned housing starts jumped 19.4% from February’s revised estimate to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,739,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Forty-three percent of respondents to the first-quarter Zillow Home Price Expectations survey expect inventory to improve in the second half of the year, followed by 26% who expect it in the first half of 2022.
Homes listed on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday are selling for more than those listed on the weekend, but how much varies by metro area.
A combination of a lack of inventory for low-priced homes, aggressive shopping among high-end homes and historically low interest rates led to a surge in the sales of single-family homes in March.
The housing supply shortage is expected to get more extreme as homebuyer demand continues to outweigh inventory levels, a new study found.
Who had the 10 most expensive deals in the Houston area in March?
Rising wages and falling mortgage rates are helping keep homeownership within reach of average wage earners nationwide despite surges in housing prices.
The data are skewed because it was at this time last year that the coronavirus pandemic forced the real estate business to go into lockdown until it was deemed an essential service.
Prices in the Houston metro area were up 6.3% over February 2020. CoreLogic classified Houston’s market as “overvalued.”
Houston wasn’t the only Texas city to make the list. The Lone Star State has five of them on the list, including No. 1 ranked Midland.