Association News

Consumer Federation of America: ‘Uncouple buyer, seller agent commissions’

The ongoing commission battle has one report calling for changes the NAR says could freeze many out of the homebuying process.

Median listing prices in Houston reach all-time high

Houston’s new and active single-family home listings in December fell behind 2020 levels while average listing prices reached a record high, according to a new report by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR). 

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

Houston real estate market sees typical holiday lull

The holiday season is in full swing, causing slower activity in the Houston real estate market, according to the Houston Association of REALTORS® weekly activity snapshot. 

Houston Agent’s top 5 Association News items from 2021

In 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including property taxes, barriers to homeownership and what’s ahead for 2022.

Luxury home sales in Texas increase nearly 90% from 2020

More Texans are opting for luxurious living spaces compared to last year, according to the 2021 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report by Texas REALTORS®. The annual report examining housing statistics for homes that sold for $1 million or higher across the state showed total sales dollar volume reached $19.9 billion, a 93.3% increase from the previous year.

Houston market hits winter freeze as new listings continue downward trend

The number of new listings in the Houston real estate market continue to trail 2020 levels as they closed out their sixth consecutive week of declines on Dec. 20, according to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) weekly activity snapshot. 

HAR adds Spanish language option to its MLS platform

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has introduced a Spanish language option to its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) platform in response to the state’s growing Spanish-speaking population.

Houston’s mid-December market numbers trail behind 2020 levels

New Houston listings have fallen behind 2020 by 17%, down for the fifth straight week, according to the Houston Association of Realtors weekly activity snapshot. 

NAR applauds President Biden’s nomination of FHFA director

The National Association of REALTORS®  applauded President Joe Biden’s nomination of acting Federal Housing Finance Agency director Sandra Thompson to serve in a permanent capacity.. “Her talents and experience will benefit the enterprises, homeowners and home buyers and the mortgage-financing ecosystem,” NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith said in a press release.

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