Rock Creek Real Estate Market Update | June 10, 2024

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 Rock Creek. 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 Rock Creek?

We currently have 4 homes pending, with 2 homes sold in the last two weeks, averaging a sale price of $186 a square foot. Two homes sold over the asking price.

Compared to the two weeks prior: The number of homes sold is still the same. The average sales price in the neighborhood is $687,500. 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 Rock Creek.

Rock Creek Real Estate Market Update _ June 10, 2024

What is happening in the real estate market nationally?

Rates trended lower in the beginning of last week, but climbed after Friday's employment situation. Job openings were below expectations in April, as was the ADP nonfarm employment change in May. Mortgage application submissions declined. Jobless claims inched up. The employment situation was largely better than expected.


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Market Recap

  • Job openings on the job openings and labor turnover survey (JOLTS) were at 8,059,000 in April. This was lower than the expected number of job openings: 8,370,000. It’s also lower than the previous month’s level.

  • Mortgage application submissions slipped a composite 5.2% during the week ending 5/31. The Refinance Index decreased 7% while the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index slipped 4%.

  • The ADP nonfarm employment change was at 152,000 in May, which was lower than the 173,000 expected.

  • Continuing jobless claims were at 1,792,000 during the week ending 5/25, an increase of 2,000 from the week before. Initial jobless claims were at 229,000 during the week ending 6/1, an increase of 8,000 from the week before.

  • Average hourly earnings climbed 0.4% month-over-month in May, double the previous month’s increase and higher than the expected increase. The average weekly hours were unchanged at 34.3. Government payrolls were at 43,000 and manufacturing payrolls were
    at 8,000. Nonfarm payrolls exceeded expectations at 272,000, as did private payrolls at 229,000. The participation rate decreased slightly to 62.5% while the unemployment rate inched up to 4%.

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Review of Last Week

STOCKS SURVIVE JOBS GAIN... Friday, a better-than-expected 272,000 hike in May Nonfarm Payrolls pushed a Fed rate cut further down the road, yet the major stock indexes held onto gains for the week.

Labor market health was further supported by an increase in hourly earnings that kept them a tick above inflation. Yet the labor force declined by 250,000, sending the unemployment rate to 4.0%, the highest in two and a half years.

ISM Manufacturing data showed that sector contracting, though the ISM Non-Manufacturing report saw the larger services sector still growing. Plus, April Factory Orders revealed a modest rebound in business spending.

The week ended with the Dow UP 0.3%, to 38,799; the S&P 500 UP 1.3%, to 5,347; and the Nasdaq UP 2.4%, to 17,133.

Bonds overall inched up, though the 30-Year UMBS 6.0% jumped 0.90, to $100,22. The national average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dipped in Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Remember, mortgage rates can be extremely volatile, so check with your mortgage professional for up-to-the-minute information.    

DID YOU KNOW… says since May 2019, “the increase in median price-per-square foot suggests that the typical home on the market today is worth 52.7% more than before the pandemic, more than double the roughly 23% increase in consumer price inflation in this period.”

Market Forecast

MORTGAGE APPLICATIONS, INFLATION, THE FED... We'll monitor the MBA Mortgage Applications Index for a positive move in purchase mortgages. The May Consumer Price Index (CPI) is expected to show prices rising at a slightly slower rate. The FOMC Rate Decision should keep the rate where it is, but everyone will look at the Fed "dot plots" to see when rate cuts could happen the rest of the yea


Spending on residential construction in April ticked up from March, 8% ahead of where it was year ago. Spending on the construction of much-needed single-family homes is now up more than 20% from a year ago.

CoreLogic reports home prices in April were about 1% over March, a little more than 5% higher than a year ago. The firm noted, “Home price growth continues to slow,” forecasting 3.4% annual growth at this time next year."

The Mortgage Bankers Association says lending standards loosened in May, noting credit availability has “expanded slightly in recent months as lenders broaden loan offerings to reach potentially more homebuyers.”

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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