By the Numbers

Amid rate cut, housing’s contribution to GDP remains strong

The Fed cuts interest rates while a Commerce Department report notes recent economic growth was driven in part by the real estate sector.

NAR: South continues to outperform on pending home sales

NAR economist urges developers to consider converting vacant office space, shopping malls to condos to relieve housing shortage.

Study: Undocumented immigrants don’t tank home prices

Research from Clever Real Estate shows no negative link between immigration and real estate sales prices.

Renovation return quick guide

Remodeling can mean quicker, more lucrative sales. Keep this quick guide handy to give clients the lowdown on NAR’s and NARI’s analysis.

How and why your clients undertake remodeling projects

The eighth annual Houzz & Home Study revealed the trends, desires, budgets and challenges of homeowners taking on remodeling projects. These takeaways will help you assist clients who are looking to upgrade their living spaces. Spending stats and project

Helping buyers understand credit scores

Even though you’re in the trenches every day, buying a house is a big deal for your clients. It requires many involved steps and processes that can seem overwhelming to any buyer. And one of the more intimidating steps

Which Towns Increased By Sales Volume?

Overall, the Houston area fared better in 2012 than it did in 2011 with an increase of 3.01 percent in the number of listings and an increase of 7.36 percent in sales volume. The most notable improvement occurred in

What’s the Average Cancellation Rate with Agents?

What’s the average cancellation rate among Houston agents? And does this rate differ for the top-producing, top 50 agents? For the top 50 agents, the average cancellation rate is 17.42 percent, assuming there are no relists. For all other

Top 10 Highest Closed Properties in 2012

Houston’s market has remained stable and strong – so what were the highest closed properties last

Average Days on Market for Houston Properties

Our charts show the average days on market (DOM) for resale and new construction properties in the cities and suburbs around Houston in the past three years. The longest days on market average for both regions was in 2010,

Which Houston Office Grew the Most Since 2009?

Want to know which Houston brokerages grew the most from 2009 up until this point now in 2012? LeapRE pulled data from the MLS to create this

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