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Real Estate Recovery -More Good News for Buyers in Katy, Texas

Real Estate Recovery – More Good News for Buyers in Katy, Texas

Home Buyers in Katy, Texas are fortunate that right now 63.5 % of available homes are priced at $300, 000 or less. This portends very well for first time home buyers, Seniors who want to retire, families who want to downsize and individuals who have had some financial misfortunes in recent years. Currently per Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) MLS data there are 1,059 homes available in South Katy MLS Area 36. Homes for sale priced less than $200,000 number 314 units or 29.6 % of the available homes. There are many reasonably priced homes available for purchase and buyers have an excellent choice from the available options.  Distressed properties being foreclosures and short sale homes consist of 66 homes or only 6.2 % of the existing homes. In my opinion that is a very low number and this statistic bodes well for the future sales in Katy, Texas MLS Area 36.

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The breakdown of available homes from the HAR MLS system is as follows

                                                           NUMBER OF HOMES

PRICED LESS THAN $100,000                             30                    

 $100,000 TO $150,000                                      92

 $150,000 TO $200,000                                     192

 $200,000 TO $250,000                                     200

$250,000 TO $300,000                                      159 

 $300,000 TO $400,000                                      199

 $400,000 TO $500,000                                       89

 $500,000 TO $600,000                                       45

 $600,000 TO $700,000                                       22

 $700,000 TO $800,000                                         9

 GREATER THAN $800,000                                   22


My wife works as a sales counselor for a major builder and she tells me that MLS data is missing many available builder homes as they have chosen not to list some or all of their homes on the MLS system. This situation is particularly prevalent in the higher priced homes.

This is an excellent time to buy a home in Katy, Texas as there is a good supply of reasonably priced homes currently available. Homes prices In Katy have for the last 4 years risen by modest amounts. Interest rates are still very low. If you and your family have been thinking about buying a new home now is the time to take action. Call or E-mail me and I will happy to go through the entire process with you.


If you have any questions about homes for sale or homes for rent

in the Katy, Sugar Land or surrounding areas or other questions

contact me at bobgilbert2003@msn.com or visit us on the web at

www.katyhomefinder.comKaty TX Real Estate Expert

Read my blog at http://bobgilbertblog.com


Bob, Realtor, CPA AND MBA

Published Saturday, August 6, 2011 2:26 PM by Bob Gilbert

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