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Housing Stats • Most Innovative Products at CES 2019

Houston Housing Market Slows in January

The new year started with slower home sales across the Houston area. Single-family sales were down on a monthly and yearly basis. Active listings, months of inventory and days on the market grew in January. Home sales in most price ranges declined significantly.

Per HAR/MLS:

Month-to-Month Comparison:

CategoryJan. 2018Feb. 2018Mar. 2018Apr. 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018Aug. 2018Sept. 2018Oct. 2018Nov. 2018Dec. 2018
Total Property Sales5,4686,3758,2748,4539,72110,1159,5599,9787,8428,1277,4007,709
Total Active Listings33,94533,93935,00436,88239,47840,19841,45941,99141,56041,06140,53037,554
Single-Family Home Sales4,1045,2606,8107,0708,1578,5188,1088,3586,5486,7166,1596,543
Townhome/Condominium Sales357459603591669696594648492523484505
Single_Family Months of Inventory3.33.23.43.64.04.14.24.14.03.93.93.5
Single-Family Pending Sales6,3136,9128,3278,7668,9918,3968,4678,0846,6307,0396,0525,120
Days on Market676563565248484952576064

Single-Family Sales by Price Range (Harris, Fort Bend, Brazoria & Montgomery Counties)

Price RangeNov. 2018Dec. 2018Jan. 2019Feb. 2019Mar. 2019Apr. 2019
$1 - $99,999164155155153188135
$100,000 - $149,999410455340392461438
$150,000 - $249,9992,2472,2491,4961,9052,4282,653
$250,000 - $499,9991,9172,1681,1641,6472,2752,543
$500,000 - $749,999290333169239345400
$750,000 and above200260107142238284

Most Innovative Products at CES 2019

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was full of great, new inventions. These are some of the products that won the Best Of Innovations Award.

 

<a href="http://www.watergen.com/products/genny-water-from-air-home-appliance/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/genny.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" /></a>

GENNY
Water-from-air, at home or in the office.

GENNY is a water from air generator with constant access to safe, high quality drinking water, eliminating dependence on tap water, environmental waste and cost of plastic bottles. It is a plug and drink solution requiring only electricity to operate with easy integration into homes and offices.

<a href=" https://www.us.kohler.com/us/Sensate-Touchless-kitchen-sink-faucet-with-KOHLER-Konnect/content/CNT131300013.htm" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/Kohler.jpg" width="500" height="333" border="0" /></a>

Kohler Sensate Kitchen Faucet With Kohler Connect

The Sensate kitchen faucet with KOHLER Konnect allows you to turn the water on/off or dispense to a measured volume through voice-commands, KOHLER Konnect App or touchless motion-based interactions. Consumers can fill an eight-ounce cup of water or a large pot with hands-free voice control.

<a href="https://www.kitchenaid.com.au/products/cook-processor-0" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/kitchenaid.jpg" width="500" height="333" border="0" /></a>

KitchenAid® Cook Processor Connect
KitchenAid

The KitchenAid® Cook Processor Connect gives passionate cooks every tool needed to make delicious homemade meals with ease by allowing them to connect to endless meal inspiration and step-by-step recipe guidance.

<a href="https://www.lg.com/us/home-audio/lg-SL9YG-sound-bar" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/LG.jpg" width="500" height="323" border="0" /></a>

LG Sound Bar (SL9YG)
LG Electronics Inc.

The SL9YG provides the ultimate sound experience with cutting-edge Meridian audio technology, Dolby Atmos/DTS-X 4.1.2 channel sound, AI ThinQ and Google Assistant capabilities.

<a href="https://qoobi.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/Qoobi.jpg" width="500" height="354" border="0" /></a>

Qoobi ONE
Qoobi B. V.

Qoobi ONE is a wireless tube preamplifier that allows you to play digital music files from any source (smartphone, tablet, etc.) via Bluetooth, using the best analogue technologies based on vacuum tubes that make sound Incredibly bright and emotional.

<a href="https://myheatworks.com/pages/tetra-specs" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/tetra.jpg" width="500" height="281" border="0" /></a>

Tetra Countertop Dishwasher
Heatworks

Goodbye dirty dishes. Tetra is an internet-connected compact dishwasher that quickly cleans tableware, wine glasses, baby bottles, etc. in minutes using a gallon of water. With its own water reservoir, no plumbing is required. Place and use it anywhere that has a standard electrical outlet.

<a href=" https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/06/samsung-wall-window-4k-ces/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/window.jpg" width="500" height="270" border="0" /></a>

The Window by Samsung
Samsung Electronics America Inc.

The Window by Samsung is a next-generation modular MicroLED display that redefines television. With unrivaled picture quality and awe-inspiring design, it transforms content, surfaces and living spaces.

<a href="https://scalys.com/trustbox/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/trustbox.jpg" width="500" height="381" border="0" /></a>

TrustBox
Scalys BV

The Scalys TrustBox is the high-grade secure router & IoT gateway for safe and trusted communication with the connected world. It secures the communication and connectivity of connected devices at home and on the go with military-grade of security.

<a href=" https://energysquare.co" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="https://leslielernerproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CES/energysquare_laptop_charger.jpg" width="500" height="296" border="0" /></a>

Universal Wireless Charger for Laptops
Energysquare

Energysquare developed a universal wireless charger for laptops, based on its “Power by Contact” patented conductive charging technology. Fast, powerful, with no electromagnetic waves, the purpose is to keep laptops always charged avoiding the inconveniences of conventional wired charging.