Current Market Data

New-home sales rebound in September as prices hit new record
New-home sales rebound in September as prices hit new record

“There simply aren’t enough homes for sale relative to the demand fueled by millennials armed with low mortgage rate-driven house-buying power.” — First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi

NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in September
NAR: Existing-home sales rebound in September

The median existing-home price for all housing types in September was $352,800, up 13.3% on an annual basis, as every region in the country registered price increases.

New listings of homes in Houston decline again
New listings of homes in Houston decline again

New listings have slowed again in Houston’s real estate market, falling 8.9% during the week ended Oct. 18, according to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) weekly activity snapshot.  This nearly 9% decline followed a 1.3% year-over-year decline in

Which Houston zip codes are the most expensive?
Which Houston zip codes are the most expensive?

As the intense demand for homes continues to outmatch supply nationwide, buying a home is becoming an increasingly expensive feat.  The median value of a home in the U.S. is $281,370, an 11.6% increase over the last year. Meanwhile,

September saw fewer homes sold, another increase in prices
September saw fewer homes sold, another increase in prices

Lack of inventory continues to restrict home sales as fewer homes sold in September, and closed home sales dropped.

New-home construction cools in September
New-home construction cools in September

The decrease was driven by a 5.1% month-over-month slide in the rate of multifamily starts, while single-family construction was flat.

RE/MAX: Houston housing market takes a pause in September
RE/MAX: Houston housing market takes a pause in September

Days on market rose 7.4% from August, and months supply of inventory slid 5.6%, according to RE/MAX’s National Housing Report. 

Redfin: Climate change will exacerbate U.S. housing shortage
Redfin: Climate change will exacerbate U.S. housing shortage

Climate change will negatively impact the already-stunted housing inventory in the U.S., according to a recent Redfin report.

Foreclosure activity on the rise, yet still far below historic norms
Foreclosure activity on the rise, yet still far below historic norms

It’s been barely three months since the federal moratorium on foreclosures expired, but it’s starting to prove costly, as nationally, foreclosures are on the rise, having increased 67% from last year.

Zillow: Unprecedented housing market shift has had little impact on sellers
Zillow: Unprecedented housing market shift has had little impact on sellers

While the past year has been unprecedented in terms of economic change and a global pandemic, most U.S. home sellers’ experiences were similar to past years, according to Zillow’s latest consumer housing trends report.  Consistent with the past three

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