The Texas real estate market has been showing some solid and steady improvement. The Texas quarterly housing report shows increasing sales across the state. Seven of the cities that were at the bottom of the sales performers when compared to last year show significant sales increases over the previous quarter. The third quarter report showed sales holding steady, and real estate economists predict a return to pre-bubble market stability. This is great news if you make a living with a Texas real estate license.
Galveston, Texas had huge price increases in the February to April 2011 period with median sales prices up an astounding 189.5% over the prior year. Other neighborhoods in and around the El Paso area are also enjoying double and triple digit price increase percentages. In Pecan Grove, Texas, median sales prices are up 85%, in Penrose, Texas, median sales prices are up 98% and in Lakehurst, Texas, median sales prices are up over 160%.
The price increases are promising news for the Texas real estate market and for anyone that has ever considered getting a Texas real estate license. If you are at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the state of Texas, you can register for the necessary real estate training. The 210 hours of real estate courses that are required to earn a Texas real estate license can be completed in just a couple of months. If you take advantage of the online real estate schools available, you could complete your real estate training even sooner.
With online real estate schools, you will have access to the real estate course materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Open access to your courses at any time means that you are in control of the timeline and schedule of your real estate training. Once you successfully complete the real estate courses, you can apply for your Texas real estate license. It is that simple.
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 lucrative new career with a Texas real estate license.
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About The Author: Tom Davidson is the acting Director of Sales & Operations for Colibri Real Estate, LLC. Since 1996 the companies under this banner have offered online real estate licensing and insurance licensing courses as well as online real estate exam prep and insurance exam prep.