Gleannloch Farms Real Estate Market Update | March 27, 2023
Today I will be sharing with you our perspective on the local real estate market here in Spring, Texas, specifically a market update for the neighborhood of Gleannloch Farms. 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 Gleannloch Farms?
We currently have 9 homes pending, with 6 homes sold in the last two weeks, averaging a sale price of $152 a square foot. Six homes sold over the asking price.
Compared to the two weeks prior: Homes sold are slightly down from 8 sold, but the average sales price is up to $458,733 ($436,813 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 text AER to 79564 or email us here.
If we look at how fast the move-in-ready (modern) homes are going (must not be overpriced), the demand in this area has not surpassed the supply, making it still a great time to sell. Buyer agents around Houston are seeing a slow in the real estate market, but it isn’t affecting every neighborhood. 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 Gleannloch Farms.
Jo's Two Cents
In the last three months, we have seen 25 homes sell in Gleannloch Farms, with an average sales price of $458,752 and $153 per square foot. This time last year 37 homes sold with an average sales price of $452,207. About one-third of our market has disappeared, but as you can see, the data still shows us that on average, the home seller is getting more for their home this year compared to last year, and we have 8 homes pending with an average list price of $659,463 and $171 a square foot. I personally wouldn't let the "slowness" and "high-interest rates" scare you or deter you from selling right now. Inventory is unbelievably low, making any beautiful home that hits the market, sure to sell in the first week or two if listed at the right price and marketed well.
What is happening in the real estate market nationally?
Mortgage rates trended sharply lower last week after comments from the Fed that hinted at an upcoming pivot. Existing home sales surged in February and new homes sales inched up as well. Mortgage application submissions increased as did continuing jobless claims. Initial jobless claims decreased.
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Existing home sales surged 14.5% month-over-month in February, ending the year-long streak of declines and jumping by the largest monthly percentage in three years. Compared to February 2020, the median existing-home sales price decreased 0.2% to $363,000.
Mortgage application submissions increased a composite 3% during the week ending 3/17. Refinance submissions increased 5% while purchase submissions rose 2%.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to hike the benchmark interest rate another 0.25% and hinted at just one more quarter-point hike. The markets saw an indication of an upcoming Fed pivot in Fed Chair Powell’s press conference comments, causing a sharp downward trend in mortgage rates.
Continuing jobless claims increased more than expected during the week ending 3/11 – rising by 14,000 to reach a level of 1,694,000. Initial jobless claims fell by 1,000 despite a predicted increase, dropping to a level of 191,000 during the week ending 3/18.
New home sales increased by 1.1% month-over-month in February.
Review of Last Week
"WHAT, ME WORRY?"... Traders took their cue from Alfred E. Neuman's trademark motto and sent stock prices north despite another rate hike from the Fed and continuing banking-sector worries.
Yes, the Fed raised rates a quarter percent but made no change to its outlook for a peak rate of 5.1%, indicating nothing more than a possible quarter percent hike. They also called the U.S. banking system "strong and resilient."
So much for the worries. On the upside, Wall Street liked the rise in home sales and mortgage applications, while initial jobless claims stayed at a low level, showing little change in the good health of the labor market.
The week ended with the Dow UP 1.2%, to 32,238; the S&P 500 UP 1.4%, to 3,971, and the Nasdaq UP 1.7%, to 11,824.
Bond prices overall ended higher as well, the UMBS 5.5% up 0.78, to $101.07. In Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the national average 30-year fixed mortgage rate continued to slide down. Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up-to-the-minute information.
DID YOU KNOW… Realtor.com reports that the best time to list a home in 2023 will be the week of April 16-22. Based on trends from prior years, sellers can expect higher prices, more buyers, and less time on the market.
PENDING HOME SALES, HOME PRICES, INFLATION… After a January bump, the Pending Home Sales index of signed contracts on existing homes is expected to recede in February. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index is forecast to report price increases declining again in January. PCE Prices, the Fed's favorite measure, should show inflation continuing to slow.
February Existing Home Sales took everyone by surprise, rising for the first time in thirteen months--by 14.5%!--plus, we got the news that the median price fell year-over-year for the first time in 11 years.
New Home Sales also rose in February—up for the third straight month. In addition, inventories have recently made substantial gains, as the supply of completed homes has started to go up rapidly.
An online real estate database reports the median down payment percentage has dropped from 13.6% a year ago to 10% of the purchase price, while the share of cash buyers has climbed to 32.1%.
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.
If you are curious 'How to get more money for your home when listing it for sale', check out this blog post.
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