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April 12, 2017
by Leslie Lerner Properties
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Real Estate Market News for April 2017 – Leslie Lerner Properties – Houston Realtor

APRIL NEWS YOU CAN USE
Housing Stats ∙ 11 Foods That Make the Best Home Cleaners

HOUSTON HOME SALES THRIVE IN MARCH

The Houston real estate market showed gains in single-family homes sales, pricing and inventory during the month of March. Month-to-Month, the strongest sales activity was among homes priced in the $250,000 – $499,999 range, with the $150,000 – $249,999 range being a close second. Year-over-year, the luxury market ($750,000 and above) followed the homes priced in the $250,000 – $499,999 range.

Single-family homes inventory increased from 3.5-months supply in February to 3.8 months in March. Across the U.S., inventory is at a 3.8-months supply. The average days on the market fell slightly to 60 days.

>>>Learn more about Houston housing statistics, foods that make the best home cleaners and more.

March 8, 2017
by Leslie Lerner Properties
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Real Estate Market News for March 2017 – Leslie Lerner Properties – Houston Realtor

MARCH NEWS YOU CAN USE
Housing Stats ∙ More Smart Products from CES 2017

NEW DATA FOR READERS
Each month, Leslie Lerner Properties sends newsletters reporting housing statistics per the Houston Association of REALTORS® monthly report. Every time the report is sent, we are curious to see monthly versus yearly comparisons. Due to this curiosity and desire to truly inform buyers and sellers, we have taken the HAR monthly report a bit further, and started examining monthly data.

Below you will find tables outlining current monthly statistics, along with HAR’s year-to-year report. We hope you will find this information as informative as we do. We always want our buyers and sellers to have a true vision of the current market.

If there is other data you would like to see in the future, please let us know.

HOUSTON HOME SALES IMPROVED IN FEBRUARY

Houston home sales perked up in February with year-over-year and monthly gains. Sales in each price category either remained steady or increased, which is good news for our local market.

Single-family homes inventory remained the same at 3.5-months supply versus 3.4 months last year. Across the U.S., inventory is at a 3.6 months supply. The average days on the market grew to 66 days.

>>>Learn More about the Houston housing market and smart home products from CES 2017.

February 8, 2017
by Leslie Lerner Properties
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Real Estate Market News for February 2017 – Leslie Lerner Properties – Houston Realtor

FEBRUARY NEWS YOU CAN USE
Housing Stats ∙ Innovative Products for the Home Unveiled at CES 2017

HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET SAW YEAR-OVER-YEAR GAINS IN JANUARY

The Houston area housing market started off the year with across-the-board gains compared to January 2016. Homes priced between $500,000 and $750,000 showed the strongest sales activity. Sales of homes priced at $750,000 and above remained strong for the third consecutive month.

Single-family homes inventory grew from grew from a 3.3-months supply to 3.5 months. Across the U.S., inventory is at a 3.6 months supply. Days on the market grew to 64 days.

>>>Learn more about market statistics, month-to month market changes and innovative products from CES 2017.

January 12, 2017
by Leslie Lerner Properties
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Real Estate Market News for January 2017 – Leslie Lerner Properties – Houston Realtor

JANUARY NEWS YOU CAN USE
Housing Stats ∙ Homestead Exemption ∙ Prevent Burst Pipes During a Freeze

HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET HELD STEADY THROUGHOUT 2016

The Houston area housing market was stable throughout 2016 despite fears of falling oil prices and layoffs. After a decline in 2015, single-family home sales increased 3.0 percent and is 1.3 percent above the homes sold in 2014.

Inventory levels grew during the first half of 2016, hitting a 4.0-months supply in July. Levels were down to a 3.3-months supply, at the end of the year, which is the same level as the beginning of 2016.

The Houston housing market had gains in December 2016 with single-family home sales and total property sales all up compared to December 2015.

Single-family homes inventory grew from a 3.2-months supply to 3.3 months. Inventory across the U.S. currently is at a 4.0-months supply.

>>>Learn more about Houston housing statistics, the homestead exemption and preventing burst pipes during a freeze.

January 2, 2017
by Leslie Lerner Properties
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Remember to File For A Homestead Exemption Before April 30, 2017

Remember to File For A Homestead Exemption Before April 30, 2017

If you purchased a property prior to January 1, 2017; (2) you occupied it as your principal residence on January 1st; and (3) you and your spouse do not claim a residence homestead exemption on any other property, you could be eligible for a property tax exemption. Make sure you file by April 30, 2017.

Harris County:
Application for Residence Homestead Exemption (Fillable)
Application for Residence Homestead Exemption (Print)
Harris County Appraisal District iPhone App

Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties:
Application for Residence Homestead Exemption

Waller County:
Application for Residence Homestead Exemption

Contact Leslie Lerner Properties, LLC if you need additional information.

December 14, 2016
by Leslie Lerner Properties
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Real Estate Market News for December 2016 – Leslie Lerner Properties – Houston Realtor

DECEMBER NEWS YOU CAN USE
Housing Stats ∙ Having a Positive Attitude During Times of Change

HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET IMPROVES IN NOVEMBER COMPARED TO SAME TIME LAST YEAR

The Houston area housing market has been gaining inventory, resulting in across-the-board gains in November. Sales of all property types, including homes priced at $500,000 and above were up from the same month last year. This is the first time the $500,000 and above market has increased since August 2015. On a year-to-year basis, home sales are up 2.7 percent compared to this time last year. Inventory levels have grown from a 3.4-months supply last November to 3.6 months this year. Housing inventory across the U.S. is at a 4.3-months supply.

>>>Learn more about the Houston housing statistics and having a positive attitude during times of change.