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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December 2014

New Construction Sales in Southeast Texas in 2014

2014 new construction sales

It was a good year for new home sales in Southeast Texas.  Over 180 homes classified as complete or incomplete new construction sold in 2014 (not to count any that might close today).

  • The total sales volume was over $44 million 
  • The average price was $239,594
  • The average number of days on the market was 152
  • Lumberton had the highest number of sales at 67

If you are interested in the average price of sales or days on the market for any neighborhood in Southeast Texas contact me.  I can email or snail mail you a customized home sales report.  Just contact me by phone, text, or use the contact link here on the blog.  Tell me the neighborhood you are interested in and where to send the report.  There is no cost for the reports.  It is a complimentary service I provide for clients that I'm working with. 

All data is gathered from the Southeast Texas MLS.


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Home Sales in Southeast Texas: Bayou Bend

2014 Bayou Bend Sales

Bayou Bend is a small upscale neighborhood off Delware in Beaumont's Westend.  The homes all start with a number, for example, 10 Bayou Bend. 

Two homes sold in Bayou Bend this year.  4 Bayou Bend and 5 Bayou Bend sold.  The average sales price is shown on the graphic above.  Right now 10 Bayou Bend and 11 Bayou Bend are on the market.  All data is from the Southeast Texas MLS.

10 Bayou Bend is 5,197 square feet and the asking price is $701,595. 

11 Bayou Bend is 4,293 square feet and the asking price is $495,000. 

What's your favorite Westend neighborhood?   If you'd like to know more ab0ut the homes sales in any Southeast Texas neighborhood contact me for a no cost neighborhood specific market report.   You can call me or contact me from the blog. 

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How Many Days does it take to Sell a House in Southeast Texas?

2014 days on market

If you are thinking about selling your home in Southeast Texas it is a good idea to plan ahead.  Most homes on average take about 119 days to sell.  That's the time from listing in the MLS to the closing date.  Give yourself about three months on average to sell your home.  *Data from the Southeast Texas MLS.

Want to be moving in April?  Then January is the right time to list your home.  Keep in mind 146 homes sold in less than 30 days but 843 took longer than 120 days to sell. 

If you are interested in learning more about selling your home, contact me for a professional valuation on the price your home will sell for and the length of time it will be on the market. 


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Southeast Texas Home Values

2014 Dowlen W sales

Most everyone from Southeast Texas refers  to a section of Beaumont as the West End.  Part of the West End is a neighborhood of homes called Dowlen West.  Today's post looks at home sales for the past six months in Dowlen West.  29 homes sold during the six months from June 2014-Dec. 1 2014.  Currently 12 homes are listed for sales. 

The average sales price was $173,816 and sellers on average only came off their asking price by 3%.  Homes in this neighborhood are older, most over 20 years, but the majority have had updates. 

If you are interested in buying or selling a home in Dowlen West or any other Southeast Texas neighborhood, let me help you know the important sales data for your neighborhood.  I am actively looking for new listings at this time. 

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