The July 2017 Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) report showed some signs of moderation while luxury real estate market (homes over $750,000) saw the ninth straight month of rising sales.

The moderation was indicated by the single-family median home price remaining statistically flat year over year from 2016.  The single-family average home price rose by 2.4%.

The Luxury market in Houston remained strong, with a 19.8% increase in volume year over year.

Broken out by housing segment, July sales performed as follows:

  • $1 – $99,999: decreased 11.9 percent
  • $100,000 – $149,999: decreased 1.8 percent
  • $150,000 – $249,999: increased 7.8 percent
  • $250,000 – $499,999: increased 3.2 percent
  • $500,000 – $749,999: statistically unchanged
  • $750,000 and above: increased 19.8 percent


July 2017 HAR Report – Houston Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Moderation 1

Months of inventory rose to 4.5 from 4.0 a year ago, another indicator of a moderating market and a move toward a buyers market, (which we consider to be more than 6 months of inventory).  This is the highest level of inventory since 2012.

Here are some interesting quotes and statistics from the report:

“On a year-to-date basis, single-family home sales remain 6.8 percent ahead of the 2016 volume;”

“Single-family home sales rose for the tenth straight month, up 5.0 percent year-over-year with 7,440 units sold;”

“Total property sales increased 4.5 percent with 8,821 units sold;”

Total property sales 8,439 8,821 4.5%
Total dollar volume $2,331,210,355 $2,505,395,252 7.5%
Total active listings 37,965 44,299 16.7%
Single-family home sales 7,083 7,440 5.0%
Single-family average sales price $292,095 $299,131 2.4%
Single-family median sales price $230,357 $230,000 -0.6%
Single-family months inventory* 4.0 4.5 0.5 mos.
Single-family pending sales 7,233 7,940 9.8%

* Months inventory estimates the number of months it will take to deplete current active inventory based on the prior 12 months sales activity. This figure is representative of the single-family homes market.

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