HAR Brings Historical Edge to New MLS

by Houston Agent

A new MLS from the Houston Association of Realtors focuses on the historic districts of Houston, such as the Main Street Market Square.

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), in collaboration with the city of Houston, is launching the “Houston Historic Districts Homefinder,” a new MLS that allows homebuyers to search for homes in a decidedly historical manner.

“As a potential homebuyer, if you are looking for a historic home and neighborhood the Houston Association of Realtors can help out with a ‘homefinder’ tool at www.har.com,” said Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who introduced the service.

The homefinder utilizes a large map that oversees the entire Houston area. Within that map, all 15 of the city’s historical districts are highlighted, and homebuyers are able to investigate each district. Information is provided about the district’s history, the different features of the area, and, of course, all the properties that are listed in the district.

“These historic districts are representative of a variety of time periods and architectural styles of Houston’s past, dating back to the mid-1800s,” states HAR’s website.

For instance, if a homebuyer is interested in the Main Street Market Square, clicking on the district’s section of the map will direct users to this page, which provides information about the buildings, style, and feel of the district.

“As the proud owner of several historic properties in city designated historic districts, including my personal home, I get to not only enjoy the character of our historic architecture and neighborhoods, but also help to preserve our City’s rich heritage for future generations,” Parker said. “(Buyers) can, too.”

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