The Woodlands Home Sales and Inventory Market Report | August/September 2019

  • Seller’s Market up to $900,000.  Strong Seller’s Market up to $500,000
  • August Listings Under Contract were UP 25.9% compared  July 2018
  • Year To Date Listings Under Contract  = UP 12.2%
  • Low-Low Mortgage Rates
  • 1 in 4 new listings were placed Under Contract in 10 Days Or Less
  • 2 in 5 new listings were placed Under Contract in 31 Days Or Less
  • Average Days On Market before placed Under Contract = 58 Days
  • Median Number Of Days On Market before placed Under Contract = 40 Days
  • Median List Price placed Under Contract = $387,000
  • Average List Price placed Under Contract = $549,000

Q. Why is the market UP 12.2% year-to-date compared to than last year? 

A. Our real estate market is fueled by a bundle of positive external stimulus factors. 

Factors like:

  • Positive economic growth.
  • Job growth and low unemployment.
  • Stable oil prices.
  • Positive consumer confidence.
  • Corporate-relocation moving people in and out (like an Exxon/Mobil).
  • Healthy selection.
  • Excellent mortgage rates in the historically low 3% range.

All positive External Stimulus Factors are in place.  Our real estate market is healthy and gaining strength.


Buyers. . . 

  • It’s a Seller’s Market below $900,000, keenly competitive for buyers below $500,000.
  • When you find what you love, move fast.
  • Mortgage rates are at their lowest in years = More Home, Lower Payments!


 Sellers. . .

  • While market conditions below $900,000 are strong, no matter the price, one fact remains, half hearted selling-efforts will fall flat faced. This is especially true as we enter a Seasonal-Slower Fall and Winter.
  • Supreme interior and exterior merchandising is a must. (Here’s a Checklist)
  • Quality and reach in your marketing and promotional strategy is more important than ever.
  • Give-It-Away pricing is not required!  Competitive pricing is.
  • More and more, serious sellers are matched with serious buyers every day.

Reach out to me if you would like more real estate information.  You can email me at Scott@ScottCulberson.com.

I am here to help you to LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST,

Scott Culberson
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

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INTERVIEW WITH ED FALKENSTEIN INSURANCE AGENT

Scott: Today we have another interview and today’s guest is Ed Falkenstein with Gibraltar Insurance Services.  Ed why don’t you tell us something that we might not know about insurance.

Ed:  One of the biggest things that I usually get questions about when we do insurance quotes is why does my insurance cost so much and why is the replacement cost of the dwelling coverage so much higher than the purchase price?  The reason for this is called replacement cost versus the actual cash value. Actual cash value is not necessarily the best thing in mind when you have a loss because if you insure on actual cash value you are not going to get full replacement cost and you therefore will not get 100% of your home rebuilt.  What you get is a settlement and not a good thing when it comes to clients claims process, therefore that is why an A plus rated carrier always insures on full replacement cost to protect you, the insured from that total loss

Scott:  Okay, so if your house wasn’t built yesterday then what do you want your home insurance to be based on?

Ed:  to have it based on the full replacement cost including inflation and cost to build, in other words if you are going to be in the house for 10 to 15 years from now and if you have a total loss, you will want 100% of your house rebuilt,  not 75 or 80 per-cent.

Scott:  Thank you Ed, that’s some great information.   Our Guest today was Ed Falkenstein with Gibraltar Insurance Service.  If you have questions about insurance you can email ED at Ed.falkenstein@ghfs.net.  You can also email me at Scott@ScottCulberson.com and I’ll make sure Ed gets back with you.

You CAN Live Life to the Fullest and I can help.

Scott Culberson Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.

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F.O.C.U.S.

It’s the 2nd week in April and so far the weather has been a little bumpy.  We have had the coldest April on records, rain, heat and pollen everywhere.

So, my message for this week is STAY THE COURSE or my favorite acronym:

                            F. OLLOW
                            O. NE
                            C. OURSE
                            U. NTIL
                            S. UCCESSFUL

This sums it up nicely.  If you want to stop renting and buy a home or your ready to sell your home to move closer to family.  Work or family challenges.  With any of these set your goal and F.O.C.U.S.

You may need a helping hand along the way.  Reach out to the resources that you know in order to make your dream a reality.  If it’s a real estate dream, any real estate dream call me 281-467-4691 I can help.  I know people all across the industry and the world.  People like me that have made it their mission to be their for your when you call.

What you don’t have a real estate goal at this time?  That’s ok, you know people that do so educate them on what it’s like to work with me ask if YOU can give me their contact information…I’ll give them a call.  From there I will help them evaluate their real estate goals and help them move from dream, to plan, to GOAL ACHIEVED.  NO PRESSURE, NO WORRIES JUST RESULTS THAT HELP YOU TO…

LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

I’m Scott Culberson, Broker Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.  Scott@ScottCulberson.com

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