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Houston Home Sales Decline in November

Houston area single-family home sales dipped in November with declines across board.  On a positive note, there were more home sales than November 2018.  Total property sales and active listings decreased on a month-to-month basis. Single-family home inventory lowered to a 3.8-months supply, which is equivalent to 2018. The average days on the market stayed at 59 for the second month in a row. 

Month-to-Month Comparison:

CategoryJan. 2019Feb. 2019Mar. 2019Apr. 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019Aug. 2019Sept. 2019Oct. 2019Nov. 2019Dec. 2019
Total Property Sales5,0116,3888,4759,0639,9489,46110,47810,3758,4308,5797,5778,879
Total Active Listings38,87239,30441,12742,08643,62445,26245,49845,06244,17243,46842,13938,504
Single-Family Home Sales4,1005,2807,0727,5868,3468,0978,9538,6797,0357,2316,3957,505
Townhome/Condominium Sales329429542586661587687638531501447575
Single-Family Months of Inventory3.73.73.94.04.24.44.34.24.14.03.83.4
Single-Family Pending Sales6,5287,3108,7409,4679,1698,7969,2078,5477,2857,6826,9255,796
Days on Market656864575349505255595963

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

Price RangeJan. 2019Feb. 2019Mar. 2019Apr. 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019Aug. 2019Sept. 2019Oct. 2019Nov. 2019Dec. 2019
$1 - $99,999155153188135171132141147134129133216
$100,000 - $149,999340392461438445377490423371414382487
$150,000 - $249,9991,4961,9052,4282,6532,9822,7943,1003,0192,4972,6322,1972,948
$250,000 - $499,9991,1641,6472,2752,5433,0092,8463,0892,9912,3152,3112,0433,074
$500,000 - $749,999169239345400517497541465381347294427
$750,000 and above107142238284372334315296210224180309

Great Places To View Holiday Lights in the Houston Area

Magical Winter Lights
November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, TX, 5:00 PM – 10/11:00 PM
Magical Winter Lights is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern festival with themed lantern sections, nightly acrobatic performances, carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun for the whole family.

Moody Gardens Holiday in the Gardens
November 16, 2019 – January 12, 2029
Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Eight holiday attractions, one venue. Ice Land: Christmas Around the World, Festival of Lights, holiday 3D films, Rudolph 4D, ice skating, Arctic slide, train rides, photos with Santa, live entertainment, great food, group rates, hotel packages and more!

Zoo Lights
November 23, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr., 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Houston Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights
November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Constellation Field, Stadium Dr., Sugar Land, TX, 6:00 – 9/10:00 PM
More than 3 million lights, numerous themed displays, holiday shopping, great food, holiday movie nights, Santa Claus and much more!

41st Annual Nite of Lights
December 13 – December 29, 2019
Prestonwood Forest, NW Houston
Prestonwood’s 785 homes participate in friendly, holiday-spirited competition for a variety of individual and block recognition categories which are awarded by a committee of guest judges.

Beautifully Decorated Homes

Franck’s Christmas Light Show
15923 Viney Creek, Houston, TX 77095 – Copperfield
Since 2008, the Franck family has synchronized lights with music broadcasted on 89.7 FM.

Schultz Holiday Lights
19827 Rose Dawn Lane, Spring, TX
The Schultz family has been orchestrating a beautiful, animated light show since 2010.

The Johnson’s Christmas Corner
14811 Cypress Meadow Dr., Cypress, TX
Since 2005 the Johnson’s have used over 170,000 lights and 50+ songs to provide a display that people can visit more than once to help brighten their holidays.

Dodd Family Holidays
62 W. Knightsbridge Dr., The Woodlands, TX
The Dodd family celebrates the holidays with animated light and music displays.

Cleveland Christmas Ranch
14651 FM 1725, Cleveland, TX
The owners of the Christmas Ranch have used 300,000 lights to create scenes including Santa and Mrs. Claus and more.

Brittenum Family Lights
1208 White Wing Circle, Friendswood, TX
A holiday lighting and special effects display synchronized to music for all ages.  Music is broadcasted on 94.3 FM.

The Gullo House
30723 Old Hockey Road, Magnolia, TX
A 5-acre winter wonderland created by Tony Gullo, owner of Gullo auto dealerships.

Moss Lights
540 Southampton Lane, League City, TX 77573
The Moss’s invite you to view their display powered by over 80,000 lights and music.

Other Neighborhoods to Tour

River Oaks
Start at Kirby at Shepherd or Westheimer and wind through River Oaks. You will see gorgeous wrapped trees, dripping lights, glowing deer and more.

Woodland Heights
Stroll down select streets of the Woodland Heights neighborhood, admiring the elaborately decorated homes.

The Woodlands Town Center
2005 Lake Robbins Dr.
A colorful light display with various themes near the Town Center ice rink.  Trees along the waterway are also wrapped in lights.

Pecan Grove (Richmond)
Austin High School Project Graduation will host hayrides through the neighborhood to see the wonderful light displays. Make sure to drive down Morton League, Austin Colony and Quarterpath.

The Lights of Shepherd Park Plaza
Since 1968 many Shepherd Park Plaza residents have made it a Christmas tradition to illuminate rooftops, shrubs and front lawns.

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