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The John S. Walton Educational Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to full-time students pursuing higher education through Texas Tech University, Lubbock Christian Univeristy, Wayland Baptist Univeristy and South Plains College. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees of the foundation. Applicants must be recommended by a REALTOR member of the LAR.  Additional information can be found in  pdf The Application (788 KB)  Applications must be submitted by May 18, 2018. 

 

About the foundation: The foundation is funded through the generosity of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS, its members and outside donations.  It was established in 1981 during Mr. Walton's year as President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS as simply, the Lubbock Association of REALTORS Education Foundation. The Trustees of the Foundation saw fit to rename it in 2016 in memory and honor of Mr. Walton.  Mr. Walton, a 40 year REALTOR Emeritus member of the association, dedicated countless hours of service to the Lubbock, Texas and National Association of REALTORS. He served as the President of the Lubbock Association of REALTORS in 1981, President of the Texas Association of REALTORS in 1999, and was appointed to the Texas Real Estate Commission by Governor Rick Perry from 2001 to 2007. He was appointed as Chairman of the Commission by Governor Perry in 2004. Mr. Walton loved this community and the REALTOR profession and the foundation strives to honor his legacy. 

2018 May Lubbock Area Housing Report

 Small but Positive Increase in Sales and Prices, Continued Increase in Active Listings

June 16, 2018 – Lubbock area home sales increased 4.3% in May 2018 with 463 closed sales, according to our May 2018 Lubbock Area Housing Report.  The median home price increased almost 5% compared to May 2017, with the median price for Lubbock area homes closing at $162,500.

The number of active listings on the market posted another substantial increase - almost 27% - with 1,050 active residential homes on the market in May 2018.  Despite another increase, our market is still a strong seller's market in the predominent price range.  Lubbock's monthly housing inventory was just 3.1 months in May 2018, up slightly from 2.6 months in May 2017.  The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University states that 6.5 months represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.*

Homes spent a total of 73 days from when a listing goes on the market to when it closes.  This is one day less than May 2017. 

May 2018 Statistics At-A-Glance

  • 436 – Homes sold in May 2018, 4.3% more than May 2017.
  • $162,500 – Median home sales price in May 2018, an increase of 4.8% compared to May 2017.
  • 3.1 – Monthly housing inventory in May 2018, up from 2.6 in May 2017.
  • 73 – Total number of days homes spent on the market until the time is closes, 1 day less than May 2017.
  • 1,050 – Active home listings on the market in May 2018, an increase of 29.2% compared to May 2017.
  • pdf 2018 May Infographic (372 KB)  

Contact a Lubbock REALTOR® for the most accurate information about the local market and what's happening in your neighborhood.

*Months invetory is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months.

About the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®

The Lubbock Association of REALTORS® and our 1,200+ members are committed to serving the Lubbock area by promoting REALTOR® integrity while advocating for private property rights and home ownership.

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2018 April Lubbock Area Housing Report

 Large Increase in Closed Sales, Slight Price Increase, Another Increase in Active Listings

May 12, 2018 – Lubbock area home sales increased almost 30% in April 2018 with 407 closed sales, according to our April 2018 Lubbock Area Housing Report.  The median home price increased slightly compared to April 2017, with the median price for Lubbock area homes being $165,000.

The number of active listings on the market posted another substantial increase - almost 30% - with 973 active residential homes on the market in April 2018.  Even with the large increase in active listings, Lubbock remains a strong seller's market in the predominent price range.  Lubbock's monthly housing inventory was just 2.9 months in April 2018, a slight increase from 2.3 months in April 2017.  The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University states that 6.5 months represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.*

Homes spent just 1 day more on the market in April 2018 vs April 2017, with a total of 71 days from when a listing goes on the market to when it closes. 

April 2018 Statistics At-A-Glance

  • 407 – Homes sold in April 2018, 28.8% more than April 2017.
  • $165,000 – Median home sales price in April 2018, an increase of 0.9% compared to April 2017.
  • 973 – Active homes on the market in April 2018, 29.2% more than April 2017.
  • 2.9 – Monthly housing inventory, up from 2.3 months in April 2017.
  • 71 – Number of days homes spent on the market until the time is closes, 1 day more than April 2017.
  • pdf 2018 April Infographic (372 KB)  

Contact a Lubbock REALTOR® for the most accurate information about the local market and what's happening in your neighborhood.

*Months invetory is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months.

About the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®

The Lubbock Association of REALTORS® and our 1,200+ members are committed to serving the Lubbock area by promoting REALTOR® integrity while advocating for private property rights and home ownership.

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2018 March Lubbock Area Housing Report

 Positive Closed Sales, Median Price Increase, Active Listings Increase

April 14, 2018 – The market saw an increase in prices, active listings and closed sales according to our March 2018 Lubbock Area Housing Report.  Lubbock area home sales posted a slight increase of almost 1.6% compared to March 2017 with 373 homes sold.  The median price for Lubbock area homes was $159,900, a 10% increase from March 2017.

The number of active listings on the market showed another large increase of 20% with 943 active residential homes on the market.  Lubbock's monthly housing inventory also increased from 2.4 months in March 2017 to 2.9 months in March 2018.  There is a benefit to more homes being for sale as it creates more balance for buyers.  Currently though, Lubbock remains a strong sellers' market in most price ranges.  The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University states that 6.5 months represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.*

Homes spent 5 days less on the market in March 2018 vs March 2017, with a total of 81 days from when a listing goes on the market to when it closes. 

March 2018 Statistics At-A-Glance

  • 373 – Homes sold in March 2018, 1.6% more than March 2017.
  • $159.900 – Median home sales price in March 2018, an increase of 10.3% compared to March 2017.
  • 943 – Active homes on the market in March 2018, 20% more than March 2017.
  • 2.9 – Monthly housing inventory, up from 2.4 months in March 2017.
  • 81 – Number of days homes spent on the market until the time is closes, 5 days less than March 2017.
  • pdf 2018 March Infographic (372 KB)  

Contact a Lubbock REALTOR® for the most accurate information about the local market and what's happening in your neighborhood.

*Months invetory is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months.

About the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®

The Lubbock Association of REALTORS® and our 1,200+ members are committed to serving the Lubbock area by promoting REALTOR® integrity while advocating for private property rights and home ownership.

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2018 February Lubbock Area Housing Report

  Large Increase in Closed Sales and Active Listings

March 13, 2018 – February 2018 was another positive month for Lubbock real estate according to our Lubbock Area Housing Report.  Lubbock area home sales showed a substantial increase of almost 30% comopared to February 2017 with 288 homes sold.  The median price for Lubbock area homes increased as well, posting at $166,500, which is a 13.5% increase from February 2017.

The number of active listings on the market showed a large increase, with 935 active residential listings on the market.  This is an almost 23% increase compared to February 2017.  Lubbock's monthly housing inventory also increased from 2.3 months in February 2017 to 2.9 months in February 2018.  The number of months of inventory is one of the best indicators of a buyers' or seller's market.  Time will tell if this is trend towrads a more balanced market.  For now, Lubbock remains in a strong sellers' market in most price ranges.  According to The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, 6.5 months represents a balanced market.*

Homes spent 6 days less on the market, with a total of 79 days on the market in February 2018.  This continues positive indications that, generally, transactions are going smoothly from the time a home goes on the market, to when an offer is accepted, to the time it closes. 

February 2018 Statistics At-A-Glance

  • 288 – Homes sold in February 2018, 29.7% more than February 2017.
  • $161,500 – Median home sales price, an increase of 13.5% compared to February 2017.
  • 935 – Active homes on the market in February 2018, 22.9% more than January 2017.
  • 2.9 – Monthly housing inventory, up from 2.3 months in February 2017.
  • 79 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in February 2018, 6 days less than February 2017.
  • pdf 2018 February Infographic (372 KB)  

We're excited the first two months of 2018, and the busy selling season will be here soon.  Contact a Lubbock REALTOR® for the most accurate information about the local market and what's happening in your neighborhood.

*Months invetory is defined as the number of active listings divided by the average sales per month of the prior 12 months.

About the Lubbock Association of REALTORS®

The Lubbock Association of REALTORS® and our 1,100+ members are committed to serving the Lubbock area by promoting REALTOR® integrity while advocating for private property rights and home ownership.

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