Association News

Real estate associations support brokers in a number of ways, many of which take place behind the scenes. What’s happening at your local association? How are they serving their members? This monthly feature, penned by association leaders, offers the inside scoop on how associations small and large are helping to improve the industry.

2023 should mark a return to ‘pre-pandemic normalcy’ for Houston real estate

The early part of the new year can actually be an excellent time to buy a home, as it is quieter, meaning less competition over homes on the market.

Challenges, perseverance and opportunities are on the menu for 2023

Kenny Parcell, the 2023 president of the National Association of REALTORS®, opens up about what’s in store for the coming year.

Texas home prices steady as mortgage rates temper demand

Looking to the coming year, Texas REALTORS® is preparing to once again advocate for property owners during the 88th Texas Legislative Session.

NAGLREP says, “It’s time to dig into your niche”

“Nobody has a crystal ball, but we know markets are changing. It’s time to dig into your niches,” writes Jeff Berger, founder of the National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals.

NAR praises FHFA for reductions in loan-level pricing, use of new credit score models

“NAR has long advocated for these reductions, but the benefit of reduced fees to homebuyers is even more important today as we confront the highest mortgage rates in almost two decades.” – Leslie Rouda Smith, President of NAR

The case for building starter homes

NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter discusses the potential opportunities of smaller starter homes amid the nation’s affordability crisis.

New listings lose steam as Houston real estate market cools

The volume of new listings in Greater Houston lost traction last week compared to the same week in 2021, as the housing market continues to cool down throughout the metro.

Houston single-family rental market continues hot streak in June

Houston’s single-family rental market saw heightened activity in June as record-high pricing, rising interest rates and limited inventory continued to present challenges for hopeful buyers.

Houston sees ‘moderate’ home sales, rising inventory in June

Single-family home sales fell 8.6%, marking the third consecutive monthly decline with 9,728 units sold compared to 10,649 in June of 2021.

HAR data reflects mid-July cooling in Houston real estate market

New listings in Greater Houston are trending closely to last year’s numbers, although slightly lower than during the same week in 2021, according to a new report from the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR).

July kicks off with ‘statistically flat’ new-listing activity in Houston

Realtors entered 3,095 properties into the Multiple Listing Service last week, up by just four listings compared to 3,091 in 2021, HAR reports.

HAR report shows surge in new Houston listings

New listings rose 8.9% in June, with Realtors entering 15,238 properties into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) versus 13,988 a year earlier.

HAR data shows another dip in listing volume across Houston

The housing reservoir remains critically low in the Houston real estate market as demand and home prices continue to surge. Realtors entered 3,303 new listings into the MLS last week, 3.9% fewer than the same week in 2021.

Mid-June yields ‘steady’ new-listing activity across Houston metro

The Houston Association of REALTORS® reports Houston listing activity is steady yet trailing last year’s volume by 6.7%.

Demand, pricing for single-family Houston rentals skyrocket

Single-family home rentals rose 24.8% year over year in May, with average rent prices increasing 11%, according to a new report by the Houston Association of REALTORS®.

Houston’s housing market solid during first week of June

New listing activity was vibrant during the first week of June, although it trailed the previous year’s numbers by 4.4%, according to the Houston Association of REALTORS®.

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