The Texas real estate market has been showing some solid and steady improvement. The Texas quarterly housing report shows increasing sales across the state. Even seven of the cities that were at the bottom of the sales performers when compared to last year show significant sales increases when compared to the previous quarter. Even before the third quarter report is released, several areas are continuing to show remarkable sales. This is great news if you make a living with a Texas real estate license.
In Corpus Christi sales are up 52% over the first quarter of 2010 and 10.28% over the same period in 2009. Median prices are up over 6% from the first quarter and 4% over the previous year. Reports are showing that sales for the third quarter of 2010 are up 36% from the previous year.
Galveston, Texas closed the second quarter of 2010 with sales up 18% over the prior year and 66% over the first quarter according to the Texas quarterly housing report. Statistics for the third quarter of 2010 are showing a 700% increase in sales from the same period over.
At the end of the second quarter of 2010 El Paso, Texas sales are up more than 40% from the second quarter 2009 and 66% from the first quarter 2010. The third quarter 2010 numbers are showing prices on the rise with median home prices up 18% over the previous year.
Areas like Denton County showed the second quarter up more than 75% over the first quarter and 18.45% over last year. The third quarter report is not out yet, but cities within Denton County like Frisco are showing third quarter increases of almost 17% in sales and more than 60% in median price when compared to the prior year.
The statistics are the same in cities all across the state. It is a great time to have a Texas real estate license or to consider getting one. The housing market recovery is just beginning and there is plenty of time to start a new career with your Texas real estate license. The 210 hours of real estate courses that are required to earn a Texas real estate license can be completed entirely online in just a couple of months.
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About David Goldstein — David Goldstein is an Owner and Founding Partner of Colibri Real Estate, LLC. which operates online education providers Colibri Real Estate, Insurance License Express and License Tutor. Follow him on Twitter.