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Harvey Didn’t Stop Houston Realtors From Having Their Best Year On Record

2017 was another record year for Houston area home sales

Ralph Bivins is the founder of Realty News Report. His career includes writing for the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, where he covered business and real estate.

Last year, Houston area Realtors sold 79,117 single-family homes. That’s about 2,700 more than in 2016 – an increase of 3.5 percent.

The median sales price rose too – by 3.8 percent to about $230,000 by the end of the year.

This despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Why?

To find out, we sat down with Ralph Bivins, founding editor of Realty News Report and long-time observer of Houston’s real estate market.

Click on the audio play button above to listen to the interview.

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Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters and the Houston Press Club. Florian is a native of Germany. His studies...

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