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The 7 Essential Features in a New Home in 2014

The 7 Essential Features in a New Home in 2014


What new home features are consumers desiring the most in 2014? And which ones…

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Census Bureau: Construction Spending Flat in February

Census Bureau: Construction Spending Flat in February


February was a stable month for construction, according to the latest analysis by the…

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Houston Home Prices Up 13.6% in CoreLogic HPI

Houston Home Prices Up 13.6% in CoreLogic HPI


Home prices continued their ascent in February, according to the latest index from CoreLogic….

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4 Great Signs for the Nation’s Mortgage Markets

4 Great Signs for the Nation’s Mortgage Markets


It’s taken some time, but it appears that we’re finally making headway through the…

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How Much Square Feet Does $1 Million Buy You in Houston?

How Much Square Feet Does $1 Million Buy You in Houston?


$1 million is a great deal of money…or is it? How much does $1…

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Inventory in Houston Hops 6.4% in February

Inventory in Houston Hops 6.4% in February


Housing inventory has been a most blue of topics for our local market, but…

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Could the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Rise From the Dead?

Could the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Rise From the Dead?


Could we see a resurrection of the popular Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, via…

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NAR: Pending Home Sales Fall Eighth Straight Month in February

NAR: Pending Home Sales Fall Eighth Straight Month in February


The housing market continued to slow in February, according to NAR’s latest report. Pending…

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Residential Construction in Houston Jumps 13% in February

Residential Construction in Houston Jumps 13% in February


We keep hearing about the nation’s residential construction market, but what about our local…

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5 Interesting Takeaways From the New Home Sales Report

5 Interesting Takeaways From the New Home Sales Report


Everyone is reporting on February’s new home sales numbers, but what broader trends do…

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3.17.14

The Lending Issue


During the housing boom, loans were easy to come by. After the housing bubble burst, the reaction was extremely opposite from banks: tighten all guidelines. Now, although the market has improved, it can still be a challenge for buyers to obtain a loan due to a variety of challenges.

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