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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October 2013

Expensive Homes in Southeast Texas

Expensive Home Are your pockets deep enough to buy one of the most expensive homes in Southeast Texas? 

10 homes top $1 million in asking price.




Where are they?  And what do you get when you spend over $1 million on a house?  

  1. In Kountze you can buy a 3 bedroom, 4 bath home on 2.40 acres for $1,200,000.  It must be pretty nice inside.
  2. On Thomas Road you can buy a 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2 half bath, 5,274 square foot home for $1,350,000.  It's over 31 years old but I'm sure you will find it has been extensively updated.
  3. In Bridge City, there is a 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, 1 half bath with a 4 car garage and 5400 square feet of living space for $1,375,000.
  4. If you like the Estates of Montclaire you have three to choose from.  Prices range from $1,500,000 to $4,999,900.  
  5. If land is your heart's desire, you can find a 1 bedroom, 2 bath on 125 acres on Hwy 124 for a mere $1,500,000.  
  6. In Beaumont, you'll find a 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2 half bath with a 5 car garage in the Oak Trace neighborhood for $1,650,000.
  7. If you really love Lumberton, (photo above) you can buy a stunning 5 bedroom on 13 acres for $1,800,000
  8. And if you want to get away from the city, how about Hemphill?  There's a $1,900,000 estate on 26 acres that just came on the market.  

In Southeast Texas where our median home price runs around $140,000 these million plus houses are the extreme luxury in residential living.    Fun to dream! 

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September Home Sales in Southeast Texas

Are you selling your home?  Or have you been thinking about putting it on the market?  Here are a few things you should know about home sales in Southeast Texas for September 2013.

September was an active month.  214 homes sold.  

2103 Sept Sales

It is worth noting that average days on the market was 123 or roughly four months.  If  you want to move by the end of the year the clock is ticking.  We have less than 90 days till we ring in 2014.  (Can you believe it?)

Of course price affects the length of time a home will stay on the market and so does area.  Sellers in Beaumont's W2 neighborhood had one of the shortest average days on the market at 100 days.

What to know how long it takes to sell a house in your Beaumont neighborhood?  Just contact me. I'll be glad to share the data.

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Buying In Barrington Heights or Fairfield? How They Compare.

Two popular Southeast Texas neighborhoods are the blog topic of the day.   If you are looking to buy a home in Beaumont and you've got $250,000 or more to spend, then you are probably looking at homes in Barrington Heights and Fairfield.  

How well have these two popular Beaumont neighborhoods been selling the past six months?  Take a look.  The smart chart will show you: 

  • The median sales price of each neighbor
  • The average number of days these homes were on the market prior to selling
  • The % of the original asking price that the seller accepted as the final sales price
  • All data is from the Beaumont MLS for sales that closed in the past six months (since April 4, 2013)

Barrington v fairfield 10_13

Want more information about buying or selling a home in Southeast Texas?  Just call me.

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Jumping Back In

Aug13 Sales
Data junkies, I'm back!  I took a break from the blog for a while after Owen (our son) was born.  Here's a quick fix for those of you that have been deprived of some good Southeast Texas real estate data. Look for more posts, videos and data to follow.
As always if you need to talk about real estate I'm available.  Comment on the blog, call me or text me. Until next time, enjoy the August home sales data.
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