Texas Leads The Country In New Housing Starts


And the Great State of Texas

comes in first again!

This time we are leading the

country in new housing starts.

As reported by

Leah Binkovits with the Urban Edge:




Even as oil prices and production were starting to decline, Texas still managed to add people — and housing. Newly released numbers from the Census Bureau show that
Texas built more new housing units than any other state between July 1, 2014 and
July 1, 2015. The state added an impressive 162,312 units for a growth rate of 1.6 percent. Compare that to California, which added 79,977 for a growth rate of only 0.6 percent.


So although our inventory of available homes for sale remains low,

our new home builders are steadily working to have more homes available. 


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Lisa Von Domek


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Comment balloon 17 commentsLisa Von Domek • July 28 2016 12:49PM


We have very similar markets Lisa Von Domek . Despite the oil slow down we are still doing well (except for our governments, State and Local, thinking they could count on oil money to solve everything).

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

Texas is a huge state and has room to expand housing! Great for your local communities!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Lisa

I read that somewhere, and CA has nothing to brag about, although we have a fairly large community of new homes being built in Carlsbad with around 500 homes. There is a smaller community of around 300 being built and several small enclaves of semi-custom homes.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm 

You sound shocked that the government would get anything wrong

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

We do have a lot of land Evelyn Johnston 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago

We need the new construction Jeff Dowler as we do not have enough inventory in for sale or for rent homes to meet demand!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 4 years ago


Glad to hear that the building industry is doing well in Texas...that means more jobs for people.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Lisa, I am not at all surprised to read this. I know so many people moving to Texas ... all buying new construction homes ... they tell me building is just non-stop. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Lisa that is something to be very proud of.  I wish I could say the same thing about CT.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

Lisa that is great  news indeed and sadly there are so many states like George Souto   stated that do not have this statistic and are not even in the top ten...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 4 years ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek ,  Nothing like being at the right place at the right time.  I hope this will be your best year.  Sell lots of new construction homes.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago


With Texas leading the country in new home starts is a big plus for the home buyers.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

I am not surprised Lisa, I have read about the Texas market.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Hello Lisa

Some great news coming from the great state of Texas and have a great weekend!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 4 years ago

Hi Lisa.  Texas has a lot to brag about.  And, now it also includes housing starts as well.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Good Morning Lisa -  I know an affiliate of mine who sold his house in 2 days and is now waiting as his new home is being built.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago

Well, everything is big in Texas, right?  I remember seeing the signs that say "don't mess with Texas" and thought they were quite funny.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 4 years ago

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