Johnson Development Reports Sharp Rise in Home Sales

Builders in Johnson Development’s 14 Houston-area communities, such as Riverstone, are reporting 27 percent more sales during the first half of 2017 than last year. Johnson Development has more top-selling master-planned communities than any other developer in the nation, according to a recent report.

New home sales are flourishing in Johnson Development’s Houston-area communities, with builders reporting 27 percent more homes sold during the first six months of 2017 than the previous year.

Builders sold a total of 1,560 homes through the first half of the year, compared to 1,225 in 2016. Three developments reported a year-over-year sales increase topping 35 percent: Richmond’s Harvest Green, with 48 percent more sales in 2017; Harmony in Spring, with 45 percent more sales during the first six months; and Imperial in Sugar Land, with 37 percent more sales this year.

In terms of actual number of homes sold, Riverstone heads the list not only among Johnson Development’s Houston-area communities but all developments in the region, according to a recently released mid-year sales report by housing think tank Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO). With 276 sales — a 19 percent increase from mid-year 2016 — Riverstone is ranked at number one in Houston, number two in Texas and number 16 in the nation. Johnson Development had six Texas communities ranked among the top 50 on the RCLCO list: Riverstone, Cross Creek Ranch (number 31), Sienna Plantation (number 32), Woodforest (number 37t, Harvest Green (number 41) and Viridian (number 49).

“Again this year, we were blessed to have more top-selling master-planned communities in the nation than any other developer,” said Doug Goff, President and Chief Operating Officer for Johnson Development. “Thanks to a great team of professionals who manager our communities, our home sales are on pace to exceed 3,000 in the Houston market in 2017.”

Newmark Homes President Mike Moody says it’s the outstanding amenities found in Johnson communities and the thoughtful development that has fueled home sales. “We build in seven Johnson developments and do so because we know the community will be well-planned and no corners will be cut in creating a neighborhood where people will want to live,” he said. “Our sales are especially strong in Harvest Green, where residents can grow their own produce on an on-site farm and pick fresh herbs from the edible landscape.”

Three Johnson communities started their first full year of home sales this year: Grand Central Park in Conroe, Jordan Ranch in Fulshear and Veranda in Richmond. In its 42nd year, Johnson Development has 17 communities under active development — 14 in the Houston area, two in Dallas-Fort Worth and one in Atlanta.

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