HAR: Houston rental market heating up

Limited inventory and skyrocketing prices have forced many hopeful homebuyers to instead rent single-family homes.

Decoupling broker commissions could be coming

Agent commissions of the future could look much different than they do today, as a Department of Justice investigation into the issue of decoupling buyer and broker commissions continues, class-action lawsuits are advancing and associations and MLSs are adjusting their policies.

New listings remain low as holiday season closes

With most consumers still in holiday mode during the final week of 2021, new Houston listings fell short of last year’s numbers for a second consecutive week.

NAR Board of Directors meeting reveals statistics about member dues, operations

As of Sept. 30, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) had collected $229.6 in dues from its 1.542 million members, according to a RealTrends report.

New tool allows agents to schedule, manage property listings with ease

Developed by the Houston Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (HAR MLS), ShowingSmart is designed to improve business workflow for listing and buying agents by enabling them to manage showings, schedule appointments, gather feedback and present information to clients.

New Houston listings register fifth straight week of declines

New home listings continued to lag behind 2020 levels for the fifth consecutive week, according to the Houston Association of Realtors weekly activity snapshot. 

11 most expensive Houston homes sold in October

Houston experienced cooling in more than just the outdoor temperatures in October, according to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) October 2021 Market Update. 

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HAR honors 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has announced the winners of its 11th annual Young Professionals Network (YPN) 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards.

Atlanta, Houston real estate professionals elected to LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance executive roles

Atlanta’s Rodney Mason, who serves as vice president of mortgage lending with Guaranteed Rate, was named treasurer of the nonprofit, while Anita Blue, who works as an agent and credit restoration consultant at Cap Tex Realty, was named national vice president.

Houston home-buying steady despite normal seasonal slump

New listings began their seasonal slowdown in October, down 5.1% from the same month in 2020, according to a new report by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR).  The First Real Estate Snapshot of Houston (FRESH) report, released by

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