An inside look at the residential real estate market in Southeast Texas including: the hottest neighborhoods, proven home selling strategies, home buying and negotiating tactics, median prices by neighborhood, average days homes are on the market, and professional advice on how to get the best deal when buying or selling a home.

Southeast Texas Home Sales. 89% of Buyers Looked on the Internet for a Home.

Pie chart where buyers find homes

The National Association of Realtors did a study to see what information home buyers used before they bought a home.  What this study tells us is if you are selling a home you want in on all the major internet websites and you want to work with a Real Estate Agent.  

Making sure your home gets the maximum amount of exposure to the buyers that are in the market is key to getting the best offer.  Working with a Realtor who is a member of the local MLS will get your home the right exposure to all the other real estate agents in the market.  

Want to know what else I can do to help you sell your home?  Just call, text, contact me here on the blog.  

Sincerely,

Diane

 

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5 Things to Know about Home Sales in Little Cypress CISD

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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Little Cypress CISD, here's the top five things to know about home sales during the past three months. 

  1.  Home sellers of single family homes managed to get 97% of their asking price on average.  
  2.  76 days was the median number of days it took to a sell home.
  3. $169,351 was the average sales price of a home in Little Cypress this summer.
  4. 14 homes sold for less than $100,000 while 6 sold for over $250,000.
  5. The price per square foot ranged from $24.67 up to $124.29 with a median of $84.20

How do you know what the current market value of a home in Little Cypress is?  Call me.  As a local professional Realtor, I have access to all the sales.  Determining which home sales are the most similar to your home is critical in setting the right price.  

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Diane

 

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Beaumont Homes Sales, Median Price in June is $137,000

June is usually one of the busiest months for home sales in Southeast Texas.  June 2017 is no different.  According to the Southeast Texas MLS, 350 homes closed in the month of June.   This is the highest number of sales in a given month this year. 

June Beaumont Report

 

 

The photo above shows the percentage of homes that sold in each price range for the month.  By far the largest percentage of sales were in the $100,000-$199,999 price range.  

  • Approximately 75% of the homes sales in Beaumont, TX for the month of June were homes priced under $200,000.
  • In the entire Southeast Texas market covered by the Southeast Texas MLS only 10.8% of home sales were homes priced over $300,000.  (37 of 350 sales).

What we are seeing  in the market is a high demand in the under $200,000 priced homes and a shortage of homes.  It is the opposite in the upper price ranges.  There has been less demand in the higher priced homes over $300,000 and fewer buyers in this price point.  

The takeaway - while it is a sellers market in the lower price points, it is a buyers market in the higher prices.  

Its a tricky market and its important to work with a professional realtor who has access to the critical home sales data.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Southeast Texas, let me help.

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Diane

 

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Homes Sales in Southeast Texas. Maximize Your Sales Price.

If you are thinking about selling your home in Southeast Texas and want to maximize the sales price without doing a full overhaul then focus on these three things:  Storage, Windows, and Accessories.                                                                 

De-clutter

Replace broken blinds

Add fun neutral accessories

Sold Sign Rider

Clutter makes a house feel small and not well maintained.  Dusty, broken outdated window treatments give the impression the home is older than it is and not well cared for.  You want your home to look fresh and cozy.  New towels, new pillows and throws can help give your home a fresh look without costing a lot of money. 

One of the services I offer my sellers is a professional staging consultation.  The Stager will spend up to two hours with you rearranging furniture, adding accessories, and making your home look its best to appeal to the maximum number of buyers.  

If you are thinking about selling your home in Beaumont, Lumberton, Orange or any part of Southeast Texas, I'd like to show you other tips and strategies that we can put in place to get you the highest sales price possible.  Call me or email me for your home market analysis.  No cost or obligation to list for the appointment.  

Sincerely,

Diane

 

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Home Sales in Southeast Texas, 3 Year Graph

This is a graph you can find on the Housing Activity Page of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M's website.

T A&M chart

This chart is for the Beaumont - Port Arthur area.  If you haven't looked the the Real Estate Center website before you should take a look.  They track home sales activity around the state of Texas.  Its always good to know what trends are taking place before you buy or sell a home.  Its also a good idea to work with a local professional Realtor who stays on top of the changes in the residential real estate market. 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Southeast Texas- email me.  Its easy.  The link is right below this post.

Sincerely,

Diane 

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Homes for Sale in Orangefield. Market Snapshot.

Orangefield snapshot

If you are from Southeast Texas then you know exactly where Orangefield is located.  If you aren't from the area then our friends at Wikipedia are helpful.  

Orangefield is an unincorporated community located in Orange County, Texas, in the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area, about twelve miles east of Beaumont in Orange County, Texas, United States. Wikipedia

For clients who are looking for a little more rural lifestyle but still value good local schools, Orangefield is a popular choice. You can get a little more home for your money than you can in Beaumont.  The commute into Beaumont is about 30 minutes as long as you can get across the bridge.  

If you are looking for more information about homes for sale in Orangefield or any other part of Southeast Texas, send me your questions.  I'm a local Realtor and I help people buy and sell homes in all parts of Southeast Texas. 

Sincerely,

Diane

 

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Median Home Sales Prices in Beaumont's WestEnd and Lumberton

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  • 121 homes have sold in Lumberton since Jan. 1, 2017
  • The median sales price was $199,900
  • Homes averaged 87 days on the market
  • 178 homes have sold in Beaumont's WestEnd neighborhoods.  (W2 and W4 for the agents out there.) 
  • The median sales price was $194,250
  • Homes averaged 94 days on the market

What I find interesting is the median list price is much higher in both areas than the median sold price.  It shows that we are having a lot more buying activity in the lower end price range than we are in the upper price ranges.  Its not necessarily something to worry about as most families with children relocate in the summer.  If we follow normal patterns we will see the median sales prices rise during the summer months.

Curious about the SE Texas residential real estate market?  Email me, call or text.  The email link is new on the blog and a super easy way to reach me.  I'm happy to help with all your SE Texas real estate questions.

Sincerely,

Diane

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Orangefield, Lumberton, Beach, Westend Beaumont, Port Neches Homes Selling for the Most Money

Highest Avg Sales Price

Yesterday I looked at neighborhoods/areas in Southeast Texas where homes were selling the fastest.  Today, here's where they are selling for the most (highest average sales price). 

  • Data is from the SETX MLS. 
  • For an area to qualify there had to be at least five sales during the months of April and May.  
  • Both Beaumont Westend 4 and Port Neches 6 are smaller geographic sections in those towns.  

If you are curious to know what homes are selling for in your neighborhood contact me.  There's a new "Email Diane" link right below this post.  I'm happy to help with any Southeast Texas real estate questions.

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Diane

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Coldwell Banker Southern Homes Award Winning Agents in Southeast Texas

2016 CB Awards-24_4 million plus

I'm lucky to work with this talented group of real estate professionals.  This picture is from Coldwell Banker Southern Homes Awards Banquet.  The group pictured above (that's me in the center with the Coldwell Banker Blue Capris) all produced over $4 million in residential closings for 2016 to be awarded top producing agents. 

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Southeast Texas, I can help.  Use the "email Diane" link right below this post and let me put my years of experience to work helping you find or sell your home.

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Fannett, Lumberton, & Little Cypress Homes are Selling Fastest this Spring.

The spring Home selling season is underway.  The Southeast Texas housing market has a shortage of inventory in certain price ranges and neighborhoods.   To see a broad picture of where homes are selling the fastest in Southeast Texas, I pulled sales data from the SE Texas MLS.  Take a look.

Fast Selling Spring

If you have wondered why I haven't posted in the past two weeks it is because the blog was under going a face lift.  Hope you like the changes.  

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