Real Estate

Three Texas metros named top cities for “downtown living experience”

Houston Agent Magazine 1/26 10:52A Emily Marek
Dallas, Austin and Houston have been named three of the top cities in the country with the best downtown living experience. StorageCafe’s 2023 list of Downtown Living Hotspots ranked 30 of the nation’s most populous cities based on cost of...

Home sales improve as more buyers return to the market

Houston Agent Magazine 1/26 9:41A Liz Hughes
Pending home sales improved in January as more buyers returned to the market at the start of the year. According to a new Redfin report , January pending home sales had their smallest year-over-year drop in more than three months – falling 26.2%...

New-home sales rise in December

Houston Agent Magazine 1/26 6:03A John Yellig
New single-family home sales increased for the third month in a row in December, rising 2.3% month over month to an annual rate of 616,000, while the median price of a new home sold during the month dipped 3.7% compared to November, the U.S....

Affordable senior housing coming to Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 1/25 6:28A Emily Marek
An 85-unit affordable senior housing project is coming to Houston, thanks to nonprofit organization Texas Inter-Faith Housing Corp . Located at 5811 Winsome Lane, the Westheimer Garden Villas will feature one- and two-bedroom units. Apartments...

HAR: Off-market listings high in the third week of 2023

Houston Agent Magazine 1/25 6:14A Emily Marek
The Houston Association of REALTORS® Weekly Activity Snapshot shows that while new listings and consumer traffic at showings are returning to healthy levels, off-market listings are still drastically higher than they were a year ago. New listings...

Matt Patterson named president of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.

Houston Agent Magazine 1/24 11:12A Emily Mack
Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has a new president: industry veteran Matt Patterson. He will assume his new role Feb. 1. It’s a promotion for Patterson, who has served the company as vice president of business development for eight years....

HAR inducts 2023 leadership team

Houston Agent Magazine 1/23 7:30A Emily Marek
The 2023 leadership team for the Houston Association of Realtors® was sworn in at the organization’s annual Realtor Celebration event last month. HAR’s new leadership includes a fresh Executive...

NAR: Existing-home sales dip 1.5% in December

Houston Agent Magazine 1/20 7:18A John Yellig
Existing-home sales fell for the 11th month in a row in December as house prices rose for the 130th consecutive month, the longest streak of gains on record, the National Association of REALTORS® said. Month over month, existing-home sales, which...

Trinity Equity Group acquires multifamily property from Lionel Partners

Houston Agent Magazine 1/20 6:45A Emily Marek
Trinity Equity Group purchased multifamily property Cypress Parc from Lionel Partners this week. The purchase was made using a $15 million loan from NexBank, according to a press release from MultiHousing News. Located at 18001 Cypress Trace Road...

Million-dollar home sales increase in Texas

Houston Agent Magazine 1/20 4:02A Emily Marek
A new report from Texas REALTORS® shows that million-dollar home sales increased in Texas from 2021 to 2022. The 2022 Sales of Million-Dollar Homes in Texas Report shows that 13,998 homes sold last year had a price tag of $1 million or higher, a...

Home prices increase as falling mortgage rates attract buyers

Houston Agent Magazine 1/20 2:32A Liz Hughes
Home prices nationwide showed the biggest increase in a month while declining mortgage rates are bringing more buyers to the market, according to a new Redfin report . The median home sale price in the four weeks ended Jan. 15 rose 0.9% from 2022...

New listings gain “positive momentum” in second week of 2023, says HAR

Houston Agent Magazine 1/19 5:13A Emily Marek
New listings were up 0.7% during the week ending Jan. 16, according to the Houston Association of REALTORS® Weekly Activity Snapshot. Despite the positive momentum for new listings, pending and closing listings are down year-over-year; the amount...
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