Texas outpaces nation in new home salesTexas outpaces nation in new home saleshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=47492014-03-05T13:21:00Z2014-03-04T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - The Lone Star State outpaced the rest of the country in new-home sales in 2013, according to the 2014 Texas Homebuyers and Sellers report by the Texas Association of Realtors.

Of all the homes bought in Texas in 2013, 30 percent were new, a 4 percent increase from 2012. Nationwide, new homes accounted for 16 percent of all the homes sold last year, unchanged from 2012.

The highest share of homebuyers were married couples, according to the report. In Texas, the number of married homebuyers increased to 71 percent in 2013 from 69 percent in 2012. Nationally, 66 percent of the buyers were married couples, up from 65 percent in 2012.

The percentage of first-time homebuyers in the state last year was 33 percent, a decline of 2 percentage points from 2012. That compares with 38 percent in the U.S.

See the full report at the Texas Association of Realtors.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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