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More than 40% of Americans hesitant to move to areas where they’d be in the political minority

Another 16% of U.S. residents would consider leaving the country if their candidate loses, up from 9% in 2016.

‘Affluent trailblazers’ seek luxury homes in nontraditional markets

A new report from Coldwell Banker Global Luxury captures the changing demographics and preferences of luxury buyers.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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