Current Market Data

New residential sales fall in April as home prices, mortgage rates continue to climb 

The rate of new single-family home sales fell 16.6% from March’s revised number, while the median sales price jumped to $450,600 from March’s revised median house price of $435,000. 

“Unusual” market in April as home sales slow, but listed homes still sell quickly and at high prices

The inventory of unsold homes increased in April, while the median existing-home sales price rose, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Single-family home construction slows for second month in a row as apartment starts jump 

“Builders are responding to higher mortgage rates and are chasing rising rents, with fewer homebuyers and more renters being forced to renew their leases.” — NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun 

NAHB: Builder confidence plunges in May on affordability concerns 

The release of the monthly survey from the National Association of Home Builders comes as the Biden Administration unveiled a housing-supply action plan that aims to boost the supply of affordable apartments and new homes. 

Less buyers doesn’t mean more available homes

Despite the drop in demand, homes are selling faster than ever.

Texas ranks 14th best in nation for business tax climate

A new report by the Tax Foundation ranks Texas No. 14 in the country when it comes to business tax climate.

Houston home sales remain strong in April as prices soar

Despite Houston real estate’s robust performance last month, sales volume in April failed to keep up with the previous year’s historic pace.

Mortgage applications rise for second week despite historically high rates 

Despite a slow start to the spring homebuying season, prospective buyers are showing some resiliency in the face of higher mortgage rates, as seen by two weeks in a row of increasing loan applications. 

Sellers drop prices as buyers continue to find little relief

Homes are selling at record-breaking speed.

Smaller markets lead the way in Q1 home-price gains; Houston sees 17.4% rise 

Seventy percent of the 185 metros surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® saw double-digit price gains in the first quarter, compared to 66% in the preceding period. 

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