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Half of Houston homes on the market face bidding wars

Half of Houston homes on the market face bidding wars


“The slight decline in bidding wars (nationally) is largely a reflection of a seasonal cooldown, which typically starts in the late summer but was delayed by a few months this year,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather.

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True colors: A room-by-room color guide

True colors: A room-by-room color guide


Most Realtors know a fresh coat of new paint can transform a space, but do they know which colors will attract buyers? A new study has the answer.

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Houston home prices up 7.7% from last year

Houston home prices up 7.7% from last year


“If sky-high prices continue to lure more sellers into the market, it could prompt the inventory rebound we’ve been waiting for — which would be welcome news for frustrated buyers.” — Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com

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Bigger is better, say homeowners and renters who are working from home

Bigger is better, say homeowners and renters who are working from home


The work from home phenomenon — and the need for a dedicated home office— is driving demand for more space among both buyers and renters.

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Houston homebuyers faced higher prices, lower inventory in September

Houston homebuyers faced higher prices, lower inventory in September


This year, buyers encountered a 21% decrease in listings from the beginning of 2020, along with a 17% price increase to about $20,000 more than anticipated.

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Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?

Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?


A new report by Redfin shows counties of both political stripes are benefiting from a booming real estate market. See how the numbers break down.

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RE/MAX: Houston median home sales price up 6.5% from 2019

RE/MAX: Houston median home sales price up 6.5% from 2019


Re/MAX home sales across the nation were up 4.3% year over year, making it the third best month for home sales in the 13-year history of the report.

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Wallethub: Texas has among the most COVID-19 restrictions in the nation

Wallethub: Texas has among the most COVID-19 restrictions in the nation


A new report from the financial website Wallethub ranks each state on COVID-19 restrictions.

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iBuyer activity down 88% in Q2

iBuyer activity down 88% in Q2


The biggest players in the iBuyer market closed up shop at the beginning of the pandemic, and a new report shows the numbers.

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CoreLogic: Foreclosures could double by 2022

CoreLogic: Foreclosures could double by 2022


Serious delinquencies are expected to rise — particularly among lower-income households, small business owners and for those working in sectors hard hit by the pandemic.

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