The Houston, TX market is a strange one indeed. Aren't they all? Hurricane Ike brought the mosquitos in swarms but luckily, it brought buyers. We are not in as depressed a market as much of the USA but lately buyers have been in short supply.
Since Ike's exit from the area, we have had cooler temperatures and somewhat less humidity. I am not sure if that is what has brought out the buyers or if it is just coincidence. I sure would like to have the insight to know and a crystal ball but more than that, I am thankful to have buyers. I am also thankful other agents have buyers because many "idle" listings are now being shown.
We actually have some 100% loan programs through FHA that are in place because we were an "affected area". My friend and fellow AR member, Jeff Anderson, can help you with that!
Clean up here on the north side of Houston in and near The Woodlands is progressing well and we have power so send your buyers to us!