Cover story: New construction in Houston

The market for new construction in many parts of the country has lost steam in recent months as inventories rise and and builders assess whether adding even more housing stock makes sense. Houston, it seems, didn’t get that memo.

Survey: Agents on how predictive analytics will impact their businesses

Can technology predict where leads will come from and which neighborhoods will be booming next? Agents weigh in.

Best business books according to top producers

For many agents, a robust reading list helps them retain balance while also learning new techniques and information. We spoke with a few agents who are leading the pack in sales in their areas to find out what should

How Opportunity Zones could spur housing growth

More than a year after being signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act remains among the most well-known and hotly debated achievements of President Donald Trump’s administration. As the first tax filing season under the new law

Why competition for real estate talent is increasing

On average, American workers aren’t in love with their jobs. In a survey released prior to Labor Day this year, researchers from The Conference Board estimated that barely half of U.S. employees (51 percent) are actually satisfied with their job

Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing

Read more from our Lending issue Cover story: Lending experts on what to expect in home financing Developing Houston: Live like you’re on vacation at NorthGrove by Toll Brothers Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases Lender

Lender sentiment slips amid growing competition and savvy borrowers

Heading into the end of a year filled with volatility, the mortgage lending industry continues to look at its present and future performance as a glass half-empty. According to the latest Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey by Fannie Mae, the

Mortgage fraud grows as home prices and demand increases

Instances of mortgage fraud risk grew 12.4 percent since last year, according to CoreLogic’s Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index. Approximately one in 109 applications, or 0.92 percent, of all mortgage applications contained indications of fraud. This is up from

Developing Houston: Living the dream – Pulte offers affordable, single-family homes with Briarmont

Answering the call for affordable housing within minutes of Houston’s employment, entertainment and shopping centers is Briarmont by Pulte. In this new gated community of two- and three-story single-family homes, residents can take advantage of front and rear deck

Wire transfer fraud: What agents can do to prevent it

In 2017, the real estate industry saw almost $1 billion in attempted or diverted funds from buyers, sellers, title companies and escrow agencies into the pockets of online hackers. Wire transfer fraud is not a new problem for the

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