Houston Agent’s top 10 local news stories of 2021

by Lindsey Wells

From record-setting market numbers to new community developments, Houston Agent magazine’s local coverage tracked all the breaking news. Check out the hometown stories which most interested our Houston readers.

No. 10: HAR: Last week’s housing inventory boost short-lived

While Greater Houston real estate saw an 8% year-over-year boost in new inventory a week earlier, the positivity was fleeting, as new listings fell 18.4% during the first week in October.

No. 9: ‘Undercover Billionaire’ buys pair of multifamily Heights properties

A Florida billionaire has purchased a pair of multifamily apartment complexes in the Heights.

No. 8: The Highlands, a 4,000-home master-planned community, coming soon

The Highlands, a 4,000-home master-planned community

Groundbreaking on The Highlands has begun with a grand opening planned for mid-2022.

No. 7: Houston housing market set new records in 2020, says HAR

Despite being in the crosshairs of a global pandemic, oil crisis and recession, the Houston real estate market exceeded expectations and shattered records in 2020.

No. 6: Land Tejas to develop 646-acre community in Cypress

Home sales are expected to begin in 2022, with some properties slated for delivery the same year. 

No. 5: NAN Properties Developer Services joins Legend Communities in planning The Residencies at Tiki Island

Developer Legend Communities began planning for The Residences at Tiki Island, a waterfront resort near Galveston, and partnered with NAN Properties Developer Services as the exclusive listing agent for the highly anticipated venture.

No. 4: Houston home prices expected to jump 14% in the next year

Homebuyers in the Houston area braced themselves amid expectations that the residential real estate market could jump 14.1% next year — on top of a previous one-year increase of 10.4%.

No. 3: Which Houston zip codes are the most expensive?

As the intense demand for homes continues to outmatch supply nationwide, buying a home is becoming an increasingly expensive feat. These are the zip codes with the priciest homes in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area.

No. 2: Friendswood: Taylor Morrison breaks ground on new Avalon development

The 184-acre gated community, just west of the new Friendswood Lakes Boulevard, is slated to have 300 homes with lakeside views.

No. 1: 7 Houston-area master-planned communities make top 50 list as sales thrive during pandemic

The John Burns Real Estate Consulting team recognized the nation’s top 50 master-planned communities, all which sold at least 437 new homes per community during 2020 — the highest in the company’s 10-year survey history.

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