Houston placed No. 25 in Indeed’s annual ranking of best cities for job seekers, down from No. 9 last year. In individual categories, Houston ranked at No. 14 for work/life balance and No. 15 for job security and advancement. Its lowest ranking was for job market favorability (No. 46). The other Texas cities to make the list: Austin at No. 12 and San Antonio at No. 17.
In other Houston real estate news:
- Darling Homes has opened two new model homes in Parkland Village, the latest section of the Bridgeland MPC. Homes in the Sanctuary Collection are one-story homes that range from 2,400 to 3,000 square feet. The Regency and Cornerstone Collection range from 3,850 to 5,400 square feet.
- The Houston Black Real Estate Association is holding an expo on Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, and as part of a week-long effort to increase black wealth through homeownership. The expo will be held at the Community of Faith Church.
- Lennar has opened an in-town community at the Neumann Oaks Community in the Northside neighborhood. The company is selling two-story townhomes that range from 1,425 to 1,627 square feet and start at $300,000.
- Houston came in at No. 12 on Forbes’ annual best cities to rent list. According to the list, Houston’s monthly rent averages around $1,080 with rent growth of 7.2 percent, while vacancy is currently 6.2 percent. The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area was ranked No. 1.
- Marketing materials have been released for the new apartment building planned in place of Bethel Church, according to Swamplot. The building will have 168 apartments wrapping around its central seven-story parking structure, with 25,000 square feet available for retail.