Real Estate

Pending-home sales rebound in October

Houston Agent Magazine 11/29 8:02A John Yellig
Pending-home sales surged 7.5% on a monthly basis in October after falling 2.3% in September, the National Association of REALTORS® reported, citing its Pending Home Sales Index. Year over year,...

Houston home values rose 18.8% in October

Houston Agent Magazine 11/29 6:02A Liz Hughes
While the housing market may be hotter than usual, the shift toward seasonal norms is starting to show and could benefit both buyers and renters. The housing market may be hotter than usual, but October saw a shift toward seasonal norms,...

NAR Travel Club to provide travel discounts to members

Houston Agent Magazine 11/28 12:00A Lindsey Wells
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has partnered with Panorama Travel Solutions to offer exclusive travel deals and discounts through the NAR Travel Club . As part of the Realtor Benefits Program , NAR members and their families will have...

Redfin: Home-buying demand reaches all-time high

Houston Agent Magazine 11/27 12:00A Lindsey Wells
The demand for housing in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high since 2017, a rare occurrence for this time of year when the market typically slows. According to a Redfin report , a recovering economy and all-time low mortgage rates are...

Coldwell Banker survey gauges importance of homeownership among Americans

Houston Agent Magazine 11/26 12:00A Lindsey Wells
As the economy recovers from COVID and the housing market gains traction, homeownership is top of mind for Americans, according to the latest survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Conducted online by The Harris Poll, the survey of over...

Builder debuts new series of duet homes in Sienna

Houston Agent Magazine 11/26 12:00A Lindsey Wells
Beazer Homes has launched pre-sales for its new Duets series of homes in Sienna ’s Forest Landing neighborhood. The home designs, which have one shared wall, are priced from the $310,000s and range from 1,579 to 2,074 square feet. This is the...

New-home sales flat in October as median price hits new high

Houston Agent Magazine 11/25 11:45P John Yellig
New-home sales were roughly flat on a monthly basis in October, rising 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 745,000, while the median sales price hit a new high of $407,700, the U.S. Census...

Property analysis reveals Houston’s priciest neighborhoods

Houston Agent Magazine 11/25 12:00A Lindsey Wells
While Houston is often praised for its affordable housing compared to the rest of the country, the city has not been immune to the nation’s surging rent prices. A recent analysis of Houston-area properties revealed the neighborhoods with the...

Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian funds $2 billion in loan volume

Houston Agent Magazine 11/24 10:37A Liz Hughes
Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian has funded $2 billion in total loan volume this year, becoming the company’s first loan originator to reach that milestone. This isn’t the first time Banosian has made headlines for breaking records. In June, he...

Envoy Mortgage surprises Houston family with mortgage assistance

Culturemap Houston Real Estate 11/23 8:00A CultureMap Create
Houston-based national mortgage lender Envoy Mortgage continues its Gift of Home program and is on track to surprise 50 families across the country with mortgage assistance by December. Maria Medrano...

How was October 2021 for Realtors?

Houston Agent Magazine 11/23 5:33A Emily Mack
The new REALTORS® Confidence Index survey is here, and thousands of Realtors have weighed in to reveal the current shape of the housing market. Based on home sale data from October 2021, the stats provided by the National Association of REALTORS®...

Second-home demand up 70% from pre-pandemic levels

Houston Agent Magazine 11/23 1:00A Lindsey Wells
Demand for second homes was up 70% from pre-pandemic levels in October, according to a new report from Redfin . This outpaced August’s 48% gain but was below January’s record 91% growth. While demand for vacation homes is slightly lower since the...

Knox Financial announces 10 new hires across the US

Houston Agent Magazine 11/22 9:49A Liz Hughes
Knox Financial has hired 10 new employees across the U.S., bringing the company’s workforce to 30. The company plans to continue adding staff, as more homeowners who are ready to move elect to keep their existing homes as investment properties....
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