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Flattening homebuyer budgets indicate price growth will begin to slow

Redfin economists say they expect the cooldown in budgets to lead to a cooldown in price growth over the next few months. 

May marks turning point in housing frenzy, homebuyers starting to regain control

The shift comes at a great cost as rising mortgage rates continue to keep buyers out of the market.

Houston cost of living nearly six percent lower than national average

Houston’s housing costs are 18.6% lower than the national average, according to The overall cost of living is nearly 6% lower.

Steady consumer demand drives home prices to record highs, inventory to historic low

According to the Houston Association of REALTORS® February 2022 Market Update, single-family home sales totaled 7,372 last month, a 22.9% jump from the previous year. 

Inflation a source of frustration among Houston renters

Currently, median rents in Houston stand at $1,012 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,204 for a two-bedroom. Houston’s median two-bedroom rent is below the national average of $1,294, an Apartment List report noted.

Housing affordability a concern as average listing prices climb

The average list price (ALP) for a Houston home rose to an all-time high in February, supporting ongoing concerns about housing affordability in 2022, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) reported this week. 

Rising interest rates could bring balance to the housing market

While rising interest rates may lead to more reductions in the housing supply, it may also bring some much-needed balance to the market.

Home supply sees largest decline since pandemic’s start

December housing sales fell lower than they have since the start of the pandemic, a new Redfin report found.

Median home prices reach an all-time high

“Fewer homes are selling because of a lack of supply, while demand remains strong.” — Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather

Houston market hits winter freeze as new listings continue downward trend

The number of new listings in the Houston real estate market continue to trail 2020 levels as they closed out their sixth consecutive week of declines on Dec. 20, according to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) weekly activity snapshot. 

New home listings gained traction after Thanksgiving, still down from 2020

While Houston saw an increase in new home listings after Thanksgiving, numbers for the week ended Dec. 6 are still trailing behind the same time period last year, down 6% compared to 2020.

CoreLogic: Could 2021 be the first multi-trillion dollar real estate market?

As more money is being spent on real estate than ever before, the booming market is on pace to shatter records this year, according to a recent CoreLogic report.

New listings, showing attendance beginning to drop during holiday season

During week 47, real estate agents entered 1,359 properties into the Multiple Listing Service for the week ended Nov. 29 compared to 1,563 during the same period last year.

Are investors to blame for low housing inventory?

Investors across the country are looking to cash in on skyrocketing house prices and rents, putting them in competition with new buyers trying to work their way to homeownership. Real estate investors bought a record 18% of the homes sold in the third quarter, according to a new Redfin report.

Houston’s suburban, rural areas seeing heightened activity

New Houston listings gained momentum in suburban and rural areas in November while remaining sluggish in urban areas, according to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Redfin: Homebuying demand reaches all-time high

The demand for housing in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high since 2017, a rare occurrence for this time of year when the market typically slows. According to a Redfin report, a recovering economy and all-time low mortgage rates are critical factors in the current market. 

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