Real Estate

How sellers can — and should — improve curb appeal

Houston Agent Magazine 3/17 8:48A Emily Mack
The vast majority of Realtors — 92% — suggest that sellers improve the “curb appeal” of a home before listing, according to new research. But how exactly should sellers go about that? A recent report from by the National Association of REALTORS®...

Housing starts post major gains in February

Houston Agent Magazine 3/16 10:20A John Yellig
New-home construction surged in February as builders sought to take advantage of tight existing-home inventory. Housing starts, which include construction of both new single-family and multifamily residences, rose 9.8% month over month to a...

New Houston-area listings increase over 2022 levels

Houston Agent Magazine 3/16 4:10A Emily Marek
New listings are up 6.9% year over year, according to the latest Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of REALTORS® . Realtors entered 2,883 homes into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) during the week ended March 13, compared to...

Redfin: Seller concessions on the rise again

Houston Agent Magazine 3/15 8:06A Emily Marek
Nearly half of all home sales in the past three months included seller concessions, according to the latest Redfin report . These concessions include money towards repairs, mortgage rate buydowns and covering closing costs. During the same period...

Builder confidence rises again in March

Houston Agent Magazine 3/15 5:29A John Yellig
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose for the third month in a row in March, as homebuilders expressed cautious optimism that the lack of existing inventory would drive demand for new homes, despite high...

Texas lost five ‘million-dollar cities’ in the past six months

Houston Agent Magazine 3/13 12:39P Emily Marek
There are 58 less million-dollar cities in the U.S. than there were in July of last year, according to a new report from Zillow . The real estate website classifies “million-dollar cities” as any city where the typical home costs over $1 million...

Survey: Trends in luxury real estate

Houston Agent Magazine 3/13 4:19A Houston Agent
What are the trends in the luxury residential home market? Take our survey and let us know. The post Survey: Trends in luxury real estate appeared first on Houston Agent Magazine .

The 10 most-expensive homes sold in greater Houston in February

Houston Agent Magazine 3/10 8:52A Emily Marek
Half of the top 10 most-expensive homes sold in the greater Houston area in February were listed by Compass RE Texas agents, according to the latest report from the Houston Association of Realtors® . The most-expensive sale of the month, however,...

MBA: Mortgage applications rise 7.4% despite increased rates

Houston Agent Magazine 3/9 10:55A John Yellig
Mortgage applications rose 7.4% in the week ended March 3 despite a continued rebound in mortgage rates, which rose the highest level since November 2022, the Mortgage Bankers Association said, citing its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The...
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