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Counter culture: Answering buyers’ questions about countertops

Counter culture: Answering buyers’ questions about countertops


Countertops are one of the main items that buyers obsess over. What should real estate agents know about this ever-important material choice?

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Kitchen renovations surge, but so do prices

Kitchen renovations surge, but so do prices


As your clients look ahead to possibly listing in spring, make sure you understand what’s causing remodeling costs to increase so rapidly and how homeowners are adjusting in response.

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How the rent vs. buy calculation has changed in Houston

How the rent vs. buy calculation has changed in Houston


Looking at real estate data over the last decade, some clear trends emerge in terms of costs, demographics and housing stock. See how this has impacted the market in the Houston area.

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Texas near top of state-to-state migration list

Texas near top of state-to-state migration list


Though fewer and fewer Americans are moving, real estate professionals in Houston can take comfort in the idea that national migration patterns are still working in their favor.

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8 design trends buyers will be looking for in 2020

8 design trends buyers will be looking for in 2020


As many are predicting the market to favor buyers more in the coming year, listing agents can help sellers prepare by ensuring their homes are in line with the latest looks.

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NAR predicts slower price gains in 2020

NAR predicts slower price gains in 2020


The association brought together a group of economists to provide a forecast of the market, and the consensus is that housing construction shortages will continue into next year.

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Realtor.com predicts Houston home sales will increase slightly in 2020

Realtor.com predicts Houston home sales will increase slightly in 2020


It seems 2020 will be a challenge for buyers – “not because of what they can afford but rather what they can find,” according to Realtor.com.

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Houston home prices overvalued, according to CoreLogic

Houston home prices overvalued, according to CoreLogic


Also included in the report is the finding that millennials are generally unconcerned about qualifying for a home loan.

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Houston ranks 8th in share of residential high-rises in U.S.

Houston ranks 8th in share of residential high-rises in U.S.


A new study shows that high-rise buildings aren’t just for worker bees anymore.

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Loan limit increase good news for Houston homebuyers

Loan limit increase good news for Houston homebuyers


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits will be raised to more than half a million dollars.

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