Real Estate Center at Texas A&M Posts Inventory Outlook

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One of the great things about the reports published by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University is that you don’t have to be an economist to understand them. Luis Torres, Jim Gaines, and Mark Dotzour all do a fantastic job of breaking down the information into digestible bits. I was very impressed by Torres when I heard him speak at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference in Houston, and having previously worked with Gaines and Dotzour, I know that they are brilliant.

Of course, as the Real Estate Center publishes its annual outlook, we enjoyed taking a more in-depth gaze at inventory and what the numbers really mean. Months of inventory is a significant indicator for housing demand, and inventory can greatly influence pricing.

“Since late 2013, months of inventory has been less than four months in Texas, indicating a  very tight housing market that puts upward pressure on home prices,” the report’s summary states. “The demand for homes has far outpaced the supply, especially in the major MSAs such as Austin and  Houston. The development of lots and limited labor for new home construction have affected the supply of Texas homes for sale.”

Read the whole thing and take a look at the graphs, then tell us: Do you think there will be an increase in inventory for 2015 as investors unload properties to take advantage of high prices?

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Edward Haines says

    If current in migration and job growth continue at current levels the market cannot build enough additional supply to create a surplus in housing. As a result demand will continue to escalate prices on rents and single family product will remain pressured. The locational corporate tax structure and lack of too much government will continue to serve our state and economy in a positive manner.

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