GHBA celebrates 80th anniversary along with kitchen remodel unveiling

The kitchen located in the Greater Houston Builders Association’s headquarters recently got a facelift in honor of the association’s 80th anniversary.

Atlanta Realtor named president of AREAA

At 37 years old, the new president will be the second-youngest leader of the national nonprofit trade organization, which works to improve the homeownership rate in the Asian-American Pacific Islander community.

Texas third most popular state for international homebuyers

Texas accounted for 9% of all U.S. home sales to international buyers over the 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%

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

“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

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

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

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

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.

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