Cypress Creek Lakes Real Estate Market Update | October 02, 2023

Hi neighbor,

Today I will be sharing with you our perspective on the local real estate market here in Cypress, Texas, specifically a market update for the neighborhood of Cypress Creek Lakes. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or just keep an eye on the market, we look forward to being your resource.

What is happening in the real estate market in Cypress Creek Lakes?

We currently have 5 homes pending, with 3 homes sold in the last two weeks, averaging a sale price of $175 a square foot. Three homes sold over the asking price.

Compared to the two weeks prior: The number of homes sold is still the same, but the average sales price is up $505,233 ($490,000 previously). Every home is different, with different features, so don’t forget to ask us for your annual equity review if you are curious about your personal home. You can request your free home evaluation here or email us here.

I know the interest rates rising has been one deterrent from some buyers purchasing right now, but that isn’t your ideal buyer anyways! The most desirable homes in the area are still selling the first weekend or first week they hit the market (a really good coming soon campaign, like we do at Jo & Co. allows you to sell faster, for more money).

Check out the graphic below for a larger overview of the real estate market for the last two weeks in Cypress Creek Lakes.

Cypress Creek Lakes Real Estate Market Update _ October 02, 2023

What I have gathered...

What is happening in the real estate market nationally?

Last week, mortgage rates trended higher due to weakness in the underlying bond market. Home prices increased on the FHFA house price index but were relatively unchanged on the Case-Shiller home price index in July. New home sales slipped in August. Mortgage application submissions also decreased. Continuing and initial jobless claims also climbed higher. The Q2 GDP estimate was unchanged. Pending home sales decreased in August. The core PCE index showed good signs for the markets, consumer spending was lower than the month before, but personal income increased.

MORTGAGE RATES CURRENTLY TRENDING THIS WEEK'S POTENTIAL VOLATILITY

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Market Recap

  • Home prices on the FHFA house price index increased 0.8% month-over-month in July, double their pace in June. Annually, the index increased as well, up to 4.6% vs. 3.2% the month before.

  • Home prices on the 20-city Case-Shiller home price index held steady at 0.9% in July. Annually, home prices were only 0.1% higher than they were last year.

  • New home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 675,000, an 8.7% decrease in August.

  • Mortgage applications submissions decreased a composite 1.3% during the week ending 9/22. Refinance application submissions fell 1%, while seasonally adjusted purchase applications fell 2%.

  • Continuing jobless claims were at 1,670,000 during the week ending 9/16, a 12,000 increase from the week before. Initial jobless claims were at 204,000 during the week ending 9/23, a 2,000 increase.

  • The Q2 GDP estimate held steady at 2.1%.

  • Pending home sales decreased 7.1% in August. They were expected to decline by just 0.8%.

  • The core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) index, the Fed’s preferred method of measuring inflation, fell below expectations in August at just 0.1% month-over-month. Annual inflation on the core PCE index also fell below expectations at just 3.9%. The last time the core PCE index was this low was two years ago. Personal income, on the other hand, increased 0.4% month-over-month in August, which was right in line with expectations. Consumer spending was also in line with expectations at 0.4%, which was a noticeable decline from the month before.

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Review of Last Week

SEPTEMBER SWOON... September upheld its reputation as the worst month of the year for the S&P 500, which ended down for the week along with the Dow, while the tech-y Nasdaq barely managed a gain.

Economic signals were mixed. Consumer Confidence hit a four-month low in September, and crude oil futures rose to more than $90 a barrel, sparking concerns over inflation, gas prices, and a slowdown in consumer spending. 

Yet consumer income and spending rose in August, while Core PCE Prices posted a cooler than expected inflation read, though at 3.9%, it still wasn’t weak enough for the Fed to cut rates any time soon.  

The week ended with the Dow down 1.3%, to 33,508; the S&P 500 down 0.7%, to 4,288; and the Nasdaq UP 0.1%, to 13,219.

The bond market also headed south, the 30-Year UMBS 6.0% dropping 0.78, to $98.24. Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey reported the national average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose by a few basis points. Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up-to-the-minute information.

DID YOU KNOW… Mortgage applications for new homes rose 3.7% in August, so new home sales should rebound in September. These applications were 20.6% higher than a year ago, as demand for new homes picks up.

Market Forecast

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING, MANUFACTURING, SERVICES, JOBS… August Construction Spending should continue to head up overall, but we'll monitor the residential part. The ISM Manufacturing Index is forecast to still have that sector of the economy contracting, but ISM Non-Manufacturing is expected to show the far larger services sector in expansion territory. Analysts predict fewer Nonfarm Payrolls added in September, with the Unemployment Rate a low 3.7%.

Summary

Sales of new single-family homes dipped 8.7% in August, yet they’re still 5.8% ahead of where they were a year ago. Good news for buyers, the median sales price of new homes is down 13.4% from its peak late last year.

The August Pending Home Sales index of signed contracts on existing homes slipped 7.1% from July. The National Association of Realtors noted, “Some would-be home buyers are taking a pause and readjusting their expectations.”

The national Case-Shiller Home Price Index accelerated in July after stagnating in June, and has now reached a new all-time high. The lack of supply amidst stable demand has continued to put upward pressure on prices.

Can we sell yours?

So if you are in need of a listing agent, we would love the opportunity to see your home and meet you of course. My husband, Edward, and I, look forward to being the brokerage and team for you! You can reach out to us via email: [email protected] & [email protected] or telephone: 832-493-6685.

Read more:

If you are curious 'How to get more money for your home when listing it for sale', check out this blog post.

I hope you have found this blog post super helpful. If there is anything else we can do for you, including helping you sell (or buy) a home, I would be honored to assist. I hope you have a great day/evening. Cheers, E + J.

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