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.

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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.

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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

Median price beaumont lumberton

  • 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.

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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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Diane

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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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