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Beaumont and Mid-County Residential Home Sales Data for Jan. 2011

Old man winter sure knows how to put a damper on home sales.  Not that January is know as a hot month for residential sales activity here in Southeast Texas, but this winter has started off on icy ground.  Here's what the data looks like:

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What jumps out at you?  Take a look at days on the market.  Beaumont home sellers are now averaging over five months of marketing time prior to a home sale.  In Mid-County home sellers are averaging over six months prior to sale. 

The market is heavily weighed on the entry level properties.  33% of home sales were under $100,000 in Beaumont's housing market and 51% were under a $100,000 in Mid-County. 

The upper end of the housing market in Southeast Texas is still lagging the normal pace.  Just 14% of the home sales recorded in the Beaumont MLS were homes priced at $250,000 and above.  In Mid-County it was 7%.

So after reading this you may deem me a pessimist.  That would be wrong.  I'm a optimist.  When a market slows this much it is getting ready for a rebound.  Spring time is just around the corner. 

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