Houston home starts barely keep pace with prior year’s





 Photo: Nancy Sarnoff / Houston Chronicle

Photo: Nancy Sarnoff / Houston Chronicle



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Photo: Nancy Sarnoff / Houston Chronicle


Photo: Nancy Sarnoff / Houston Chronicle




Houston home starts barely keep pace with prior year’s

Houston held its spot as the No. 2 market nationwide for new home starts in the third quarter, according to a new report from Metrostudy.

Builders started 29,435 single-family homes across the region in 12 months ended Sept. 30, about 1 percent more than the same period a year earlier.

Annual starts were focused on homes priced in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, up 6.1 percent over last year.

Houston’s luxury home market also saw an increase over last year with 456 new home starts, up 16.6 percent.

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