East Texas home sales gain ground

East Texas home sales gain ground

POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 11:33am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 9:23am

Home sales in the multi-county area served by the Longview-Marshall Multiple Listing Service are running 9 percent ahead of 2011 for the first four months of 2012.

“This is the best year we’ve had as a company in four years,” said Suzanne Cook of Suzanne Cook & Co. “Sales have been great across all price points and the upper end of the market has really improved.”

Through the end of April, real estate agents in the Longview area closed 625 home sales. That was 51 more sales than for the same period a year ago, when 574 sales were closed.

Broker Malinda Lenhart, with Coldwell Banker Lenhart Properties, said her firm was doing far better in 2012 than it had the past couple of years.

“May was the best month we’ve had in many, many months,” she said of her firm, which has offices in Longview, Kilgore and Marshall. “Perhaps the best part is that the pipeline is full, the number of pending sales is way up and I don’t see any softening of the market.”

Read more from the Longview News-Journal here.


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