After the devastating effects of hurricane Harvey you might have thought otherwise, but the Houston property market has stayed well afloat. According to an article in the New York Times, “Houston’s unsinkable housing market is undaunted by the storm”.
On the back of strong job creation, the Houston property market is setting record sales and price rises. Houston rentals are also booming.
In April, the Houston property market registered the highest median price ever and demand for single family home rental properties soared. The latest figures highlight how resilient the market is despite a bigger background of falling oil prices. As this latest BRIC Group news article explains, real estate analysts are forecasting a sturdy future for Houston property.
The Houston property market enjoyed record years in 2014 and 2015, both for sales and prices. As far as 2016 goes, experts predict more of the same but at a lower level, a situation leading to a healthy market. In this article, BRIC Group summarises what to expect if you’re buying property in Houston this year.
Despite falling oil prices, the Houston property market is maintaining a brisk rate of sales and price increases. August was one of the best months on record as Houston continued to see a steady influx of new residents drawn by the opportunities offered in the Texan city.
US property prices continue their upward trend and rose nationally by 6.9 per cent in the year to July. Furthermore, analysts predict further price increases over the next 12 months when they expect an average rise of 4.7 per cent. The price of property, however, still remains below its historic high.
Property in Houston reached record heights in June, confirming the city’s potential as one of the hotspots for US property this year. Monthly sales were the best ever and median prices reached a historic high, ahead even of those registered in 2014 a record year in itself.
Property sales and prices continue to rise in Houston while inventory levels remain well below the national rate. This added to high rental rates and the recent stabilisation in oil prices leads experts to predict a seller’s market for Houston property for what remains of the year.
Oil prices may have fallen, but the US energy capital Texas continues to lead the nation. This is particularly true in Houston where a diversified economy is ensuring job creation and record property prices.