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2nd Look at Local Housing Markets in February

by Calculated Risk on 3/11/2022 10:02:00 AM

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: 2nd Look at Local Housing Markets in February

A brief excerpt:

Important on Houston Market

From the Houston Association of REALTORS(R) (HAR): February Is a Strong Month for Houston Home Sales (Sales up sharply due partially to the freeze in February 2021)

Home sales scored double-digit gains in February, but part of the strong showing was because the statistics compared to last February, when that deadly Texas freeze halted real estate activity for days, and in some cases, even longer. Undistorted by the weather factor were the continued squeeze on inventory, which returned to its all-time low, and pricing, which due to limited supply and ongoing consumer demand, soared to record highs.
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And a table of February sales. Sales in these areas were down 2.0% YoY, Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA). Note: The Houston market was up 25.6% year-over-year due to the freeze in February 2021.

Notes for all tables:

1) New additions to table in BOLD.

2) Northwest (Seattle), North Texas (Dallas), and Santa Clara (San Jose), Jacksonville, Source: Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS(R)

3) Totals do not include Atlanta, and Denver (included in state totals).

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