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The most recent market report takes a look at the Houston real estate market providing analysis on the latest trends and predictions for what's to come in 2012 based on recent sales and activity in the city.

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The most recent market report provides insight on how the Houston real estate market is fairing based on recent sales reports and analysis from local professionals. The report is the newest installment of an in-depth series that focuses local real estate markets across the U.S., providing people with an improved understanding of what's going on in their local area instead of having to rely on national statistics that don't reflect a specific city.

At the beginning of the year, Houston, Texas was listed as one of's Top 9 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2012. The January home sales figures show that Houston is living up to that title with 8 consecutive months of increased home sales and the lowest inventory levels in the last two years. Houston Association of Realtors chairman Wayne A. Stroman had words of encouragement after seeing the report, "the January report shows continued strength in the Houston housing market that we began seeing in the latter part of 2011, and it gives us cause for optimism as we look ahead to the typically active spring and summer buying months." Good news for he and other Houston real estate agents.

Houston Real Estate Market Latest Information and Statistics

Counties: Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery County

Zip Codes in the City: 77001-77099, 77201-77210, 77212, 77213, 77215-77231, 77233-77238, 77240-77245, 77248, 77249, 77251-77259, 77261-77263, 77265-77275, 77277, 77279, 77280-77282, 77284, 77287-77293, 77297-77299

Population (City): 2,099,451

Population (Metro): 5,946,800

Total Households (2006-2010): 764,758

Median Home Value (2006-2010): $123,800

January 2012 Average Sale Price Single-family homes in the Houston area: $194,765

January 2012 Median Sale Price Single-family homes in the Houston area: $139,900

January 2012 Homes Sales in the Houston area: 3,632

  •     Single Family - 3,049
  •     Townhouse/Condos - 271

Foreclosures (Harris County): 1 in 738
Foreclosures (Fort Bend County): 1 in 646
Foreclosures (Montgomery County): 1 in 790

Renters vs. Owners: 53.4% vs 46.6%

Type of Home:
27% Single Family
4% Condo
69% Other

Popular Houston Neighborhoods Seeing Improvement in Sales

  •     Afton Oaks / River Oaks Area
  •     Astrodome Area
  •     Braeswood Place
  •     Downtown
  •     Eldridge / West Oaks
  •     Greater Greenspoint
  •     Greater Heights
  •     Greater Uptown
  •     Greenway / Upper Kirby Area
  •     Independence Heights
  •     Lawndale | Wayside
  •     Memorial
  •     Neartown - Montrose
  •     Oak Forest / Garden Oaks
  •     Second Ward
  •     Settegast
  •     Sharpstown
  •     South Acres / Crestmont Park
  •     Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park
  •     Westbury
  •     Westchase
  •     Westwood

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