How’s the Spring Texas real estate market? Fueled by first time home buyers and relocating buyers, the Spring Texas real estate market is starting off the year RED HOT! Home sales were up 24% over the same month prior year. Listing inventory is down 32%. Months of inventory has dropped even further to 3.2 months. The Spring Texas real estate market is no longer a buyers market as sellers are firmly in control of price and terms.
If you are thinking about listing your Spring Texas home for sale this year, don’t wait until summer do it now!
In anticipation of the EXXON MOBIL campus opening in 2014, numerous new communities are in development in the Spring Texas area. Time will tell if there will be sufficient housing available at the time EXXON MOBIL employees will be moving into our area.
Months of Inventory – Sitting at 3.2 months, the months of inventory is extremely low and firmly puts us in a sellers market. Six months of inventory is considered a balanced market. Less than 6 months of inventory have the sellers in control. More than 6 months of inventory have the buyers driving the negotiations. The market has changed and buyers have not realized that the market has changed are being outbid and having to settle for their second or third home choice.
Home prices – Average and median YTD prices are remaining steady. Appraisers are still reluctant to recognize the increase in demand and are being conservative in their appraisals.
Days on Market (DOM) – Measured from the date a house is put on the market until the date it goes under contract. DOM on market for the month was 83. Homes are quickly going under contract. So don’t wait until the weekend or next week to view a new listing because you may be too late.
Mortgage Interest Rates – Interest rates continue to remain super low at 3.5% for 30 year fixed rate FHA loans. The rates for 30 year conventional loans have begun to creep upwards. Mortgage interest rates are predicted to remain low in 2013
Realtors all over the Houston area were busy during the month of January. The 2013 January sales for our broker, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, was the third highest in their 50 year history. Our Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene Champions office pended $28 million in real estate transactions in January.
The data represented is from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the Houston Association of Realtors MLS for single family existing homes in Area 13. Area 13 covers a large geographic area stretching from I45 to Hwy 249 to Beltway 8 to Spring Cypress.
We entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning... read moreWe entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning she was extremely up front and honest about exactly what we would need to do to get our house sold. We had an incredibly tight timeline, that she explained would be difficult to make - but she helped us make it happen and our house was under contract in 2 days! She had recommendations for all our home repair needs and they were all professional and fairly priced. She worked hard to really sell our offer for our new home - she was able to pull off the tight timeline, securing a rent back from our old house so we had time to move out, and a contingency for our new home. Definitely exceeded our expectations. She was so helpful along the way - as first time home sellers we really relied on her and we feel lucky to have worked with her! You will not regret working with Jill! read less