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Housing Stats • Holiday Lights

Houston Home Sales Dip in November

Houston area home sales declined in November possibly due to low inventory and lack of new listings. Although sales were down on a month-to-month basis, the market is still 9 percent ahead of 2019. Currently, there is a 2.2-months supply of inventory, which is the lowest it has been in years. The Houston area had a 3.6-months this time last year. Days on market is down to 46. 

Month-to-Month Comparison:

CategoryJan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
Total Property Sales5,8007,3938,9657,1927,91711,15313,04311,12111,13711,2329,66011,572
Total Active Listings39,69940,09140,93241,15139,51636,90136,05534,18132,04731,38429,94826,821
Single-Family Home Sales4,6996,0447,5666,1996,6719,32810,9179,1959,1019,2877,9909,652
Townhome/Condominium Sales398465533373405577685639652636580662
Single-Family Months of Inventory3.53.53.53.63.53.23.02.82.52.42.21.9
Single-Family Pending Sales7,2128,5477,8857,12510,55911,61011,18510,5989,5079,6808,2657,469
Days on Market686865585856565151474646

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

Price RangeJan.
2020
Feb.
2020
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
May
2020
June
2020
July
2020
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020
Oct.
2020
Nov.
2020
Dec.
2020
$1 - $99,999109107978298921007970856085
$100,000 - $149,999277328361258301346316253294278221268
$150,000 - $249,9991,7572,1312,6882,1802,3092,9273,4062,8452,9322,9072,3972,925
$250,000 - $499,9991,4612,0562,5472,2002,2783,4034,1573,4643,4163,4723,2163,887
$500,000 - $749,999226277402324342548766613580611515650
$750,000 and above124161258191157282424398355393335443

Great Places To View Holiday Lights in the Houston Area

Moody Gardens Holiday in the Gardens
November 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Seven holiday attractions, one venue. Festival of Lights · Holiday 3D Films · Hotel Packages · Rudolph 4D ·  Arctic Slide · Train Rides · Star: the Dancing Tree of Light · Holiday Dinners Nightly Fireside S’Mores and other Festive Foods · Group Rates, Holiday Parties and More!

Zoo Lights
November 14, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr., 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra presented by H-E-B, get a selfie on giant ice throne, and take a socially distanced photo with Santa as he prepares for the holidays in his workshop! Stroll through a 125-foot-long, Infinity Tunnel of Lightsee dragons come to life in the 4-D Enchanted Forest presented by King & Spalding LLP, and experience “snow” in Texas! 

Sugar Land Holiday Lights
November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Constellation Field, Stadium Dr., Sugar Land, TX, 6:00 – 9/10:00 PM
More than 3 million lights, numerous themed displays and much more!

The Light Park
November 5, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, 21300 Interstate 45 N, Spring, TX 77373
A very merry, drive-thru spectacular. Enjoy an animated Christmas light show with millions of animated lights!
Once in the park, tune your radio for some entertaining banter and a mix of holiday music.

Christmas at Dewberry Farm
November 27, 2020 – December 27, 2020
FM 362 & Morrison Road, Brookshire, TX 77423
Choose and cut a tree — stay for the food and fun — do a little shopping — and take a wagon ride through a spectacular holiday lights show!

Galaxy Lights
November 14, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
This winter explore the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in Texas. Experience two high-tech kinetic light shows, a 20-foot “twinkling tree” with swirling and blinking multicolor lights, stargaze at an indoor meteor shower, take a stroll through a 200-foot LED light tunnel made of more than 250,000 lights synchronized to festive holiday music, explore the Lights Around the World display surrounding the new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and more.

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.

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.

Christmas in Katy
24603 Stoughton Court, Katy TX
Christmas Katy is back for 2020. There will be three new songs and changes to the display.  Shows start at 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM Sunday thru Thursday.  Friday and Saturdays 5:30 PM until 10:00 PM.  The show will be running through December 25th.  Christmas Eve until 10:00 PM.

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.

Pecan Grove (Richmond
It is a seasonal tradition to line the yards with holiday lights in Pecan Grove. This practice turns Pecan Grove into a magical wonderland that people come to see from near and far. 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.

43rd Annual Nite of Lights
December 12 – December 27, 2020
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.