Total Texas housing sales fell 6.4 percent during the first quarter amid rising mortgage rates and weather-related disruptions that dampened business activity in February. Most of the
Dated: May 18 2021
Total Texas housing sales fell 6.4 percent during the first quarter amid rising mortgage rates and weather-related disruptions that dampened business activity in February. Most of the quarterly decline was attributable to decreased resale transactions priced less than $400,000, offsetting elevated luxury home sales in the existing-home market and overall new-home sales. Texas’ homeownership rate improved, although the proportion of owner-occupied units in the major metros persisted below the national and state average. Overall housing demand remained healthy but was constrained by depleted inventories, pushing median home-price growth into double-digit territory. Supply-side indicators corrected downward from record activity in the fourth quarter of 2020 but remained generally positive compared with year-ago levels. The unprecedented low level of inventory available for sale is the greatest challenge to Texas’ housing market, assuming the pandemic remains contained
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