A look at the Conroe and Montgomery real estate market in 2019

Every year, Community Impact Newspaper takes an inside look at the real estate market in our Real Estate Edition.



Real Estate Market at a glance


The number of homes sold has increased across many ZIP codes in the Conroe and Montgomery areas, while average time homes spend on the market has decreased—although prices have generally gone up.





Average Days on the Market


The number of days homes are sitting on the market is generally decreasing in local ZIP codes.





Number of Homes Sold


The number of homes sold has increased in most ZIP codes since last year.





Average Home Sales Price


Prices have generally gone up since last year in local ZIP codes.


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An artist's rendering captures a concept for a potential new performing arts center in The Woodlands. (Rendering courtesy The Woodlands Township)
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Assistant to the City Administrator Dave McCorquodale and Mayor Sara Countryman listen to presentations from Texas A&M University students Dec. 4. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Landscape architecture students who were part of the semesterlong project presented their conceptual designs for specific issues Montgomery faces at a presentation Dec. 4.

The lodge’s top-selling items include the cedar-wrapped salmon, chicken-fried steak, stuffed bell peppers and rib-eye filets. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Margaritaville Resort announced April 4 its acquisition of the 186-acre La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa property. (Rendering courtesy of Benchmark)
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The new plant is on 25 acres of a site east of I-45 north of South Loop 336 and will pump an average of 6 million gallons a day. (Rendering courtesy Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.)
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From left: Bill McGraw of Quality Home Products; Lindy Johnson, MCFB's director of development; Allison Hulett, MCFB's president and CEO; Kelly Holmes, the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Woodforest National Bank and chairman of the MCFB; Dr. Ann Snyder, community advocate; and JJ Hollie, the president and CEO at The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, attended the 2018 food collection. (Courtesy Liz Grimm Public Relations)
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Shannon Overby, the director at Conroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, said there have been no new hotel developments in the city since 2017, when the ordinance requiring hotels to have at least 100 units went into effect. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Conroe City Council rejects proposal to lower room requirements for new hotels

Since 2017, the city of Conroe has required new hotel properties to have a minimum of 100 rooms. This requirement has crippled new hotel development.

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