Texas Growing at Explosive Pace. Those out-of-state license plates you ’ re seeing on the roads around town clearly illustrate the story. New U.S. Census Bureau data places Houston as the second fastest-growing city in the nation, led only by New York.
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Although buyers are still in the market for higher inventory levels, sellers remain happy with their multiple-offer situations and short days on the market. As the product mix shifts away from distressed properties and towards traditional sellers, the U.S. housing market finds itself in a place it hasn’t been in a while – healthfully competitive. Pocket listings and shadow inventory provide something for the media to talk about, but for now, the market seems strong enough to hold up to any casual cannon fodder aimed its way.
In the Houston region, for the week ending May 26:
• New Listings increased 3.3% to 2,441
• Pending Sales increased 48.0% to 2,245
• Closed Sales increased 5.3% to 1,738
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