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Houston 2013 – It’s a hot market!

In Home Buying, Home buying in West Houston, Home Selling, Home Value Reports, Home Values, Houston Real Estate, Moving, Relocate to Houston, Relocate to Texas, Selling Your Home, Texas, West Houston Real Estate, West Houston REALTOR Connie Vallone on May 21, 2013 at 8:32 am
Official seal of City of Houston

Official seal of City of Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Houston is HOT – and I am not referring to the summer heat !  Take a look at just few of the reports on Houston.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that among the 12 largest metropolitan areas in the country, Houston had the fastest rate of job growth.

America Public Media – Marketplace reported that “there are very few areas around the country, growing as fast as Houston.”

Trulia recently named Houston the  “healthiest housing market for 2013.”  With low vacancy rates, low foreclosure inventory and strong job growth.

Houston  is ranked number 3 in the United States for flash sales as reported by Redfin  and a Seattle based real estate firm that coined this phrase. What is a flash sale ? Homes that are changed from Active to Pending within 24 hours.    Other cities in Texas that made their mark are Dallas and Austin. Dallas came in #4, and flash sales for Austin came up #5.  Texas took 3 of the 5 top spots!

U-Haul released is migration trend report April 2013 reporting Houston as the top relocation destination in the United States.   In fact 2012 was the fourth year in a row  Houston took the number one spot for families relocating to Houston.  The ranking reflects destinations for movers renting trucks one way.  ” More than 1.6 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions occurring during a recent 12-month period”

Jobs are a big driver of real estate sales and Houston is one the strongest cities in the nation for creating jobs. Add the fact that interest rates continue to be at record lows and this is great year for real estate in Houston.

If you know anyone buying for selling real estate in Houston please let me know.

Connie Vallone First Market Real Estate  713 249 4177  or


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