A record-number of single-family homes were sold in Houston in 2019. Here’s how that happened.

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HOUSTON – Last year was a record-setting year for home sales in Houston, according to the latest annual report by the Houston Association of Realtors.

One area that saw the most growth in sales was single-family homes, which saw a nearly 5% hike compared to 2018.

“During the latter half of 2019, we had a sense that we were headed toward a record year for Houston real estate, but no one expected it to be this strong a finish,” said John Nugent, HAR’s chairman.

The Houston real estate market entered 2019 with a constrained inventory, according to HAR. However, the housing supply grew almost immediately, rising from a 3.6-months supply in January to a peak of 4.3 months in June and July.

Below we break down each record that was set last year:

Single-family homes

A record-high 86,205 single-family homes were sold across greater Houston, rising 4.8% from the previous year.

Category20182019Change
Single-family home sales82,22986,2054.8%
Single-family average sales price$298,982$305,9592.3%
Single-family median sales price$237,500$245,0003.2%

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