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Share of international homebuyers fell last year
Share of international homebuyers fell last year

International buyers purchased 107,000 residential properties from April 2020 through March 2021, marking a 31% decline from the 154,000 residences bought the previous year.

Texas home sales jump record-breaking 25%
Texas home sales jump record-breaking 25%

Homes priced from $200,000 to $299,999 were the biggest sellers, making up 30.1% of the total market.

Houston housing shows resilience through the storms
Houston housing shows resilience through the storms

“By the time we closed the books on 2020, we had achieved a record year for Houston housing. Halfway through 2021, we are on track to set a new record.” — Richard Miranda, 2021 chairman of the Houston Association of Realtors

COVID and a booming housing market have fueled a record number of Realtors
COVID and a booming housing market have fueled a record number of Realtors

The COVID pandemic has caused a shakeup in where, and how, many people work. That has helped propel a thriving housing market.

NAR: Existing-home sales slide 2.7% in April on short supply
NAR: Existing-home sales slide 2.7% in April on short supply

Existing-home sales slid for the third month in a row in April, declining 2.7% from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.85 million, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Regulations add almost $94K to new home prices
Regulations add almost $94K to new home prices

A recent NAHB survey shows that regulatory costs imposed by the government account for $93,870 (or 23.8%) of the current price of new homes.

NAHB: Builder confidence stays strong in May despite concerns about materials costs
NAHB: Builder confidence stays strong in May despite concerns about materials costs

Builder confidence was steady in May, carrying over April’s reading of 83 for another month, according to the most recent National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Gen X and millennials want home gyms. Boomers? Not so much.
Gen X and millennials want home gyms. Boomers? Not so much.

Whether they’re still weary of going to a gym full of people or just looking to work off those extra pandemic pounds in privacy, homebuyers are increasingly prioritizing home exercise rooms.

The 10 most expensive Houston homes sold in April
The 10 most expensive Houston homes sold in April

As Houston’s luxury home market stays red-hot, nine Houston buyer’s agents helped clients purchase the 10 most expensive homes in April priced up to $7,450,000.

Show buyers and sellers the value you bring as a Realtor
Show buyers and sellers the value you bring as a Realtor

“Your buyers and sellers need to know the value of hiring you as their Realtor.” — By Jessica Escamilla, president of the Houston Women’s Council of Realtors

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