Houston new construction losing its footing in 2016

The Houston new construction market continues to slow in 2016, according to research from Dodge Data & Analytics. In August, Houston saw nearly $727 million in total residential construction spending – still a very high number, but down 14 percent from Aug. 2015. Similarly,

The reason why Houston is great for first-time buyers

The Houston area features one of the most accessible mortgage markets in the country, according to a analysis. Utilizing new data from the Urban Institute, found that the average loan-to-value in Houston is 87 percent, meaning the average

Case Shiller: Texas home prices continue their ascent

Home prices in the Texas market remained among the strongest in the U.S., according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Indices from Standard & Poor’s. From June to July, Dallas prices rose 0.7 percent, while year-over-year, prices rose 8.3 percent. S&P does not

The no. 1 reason why so few Millennials are buying homes in Houston

For some time now, agents and analysts alike have wondered why so few Millennials are buying homes, but new Census data has provided a remarkably straightforward answer – they’re all living at home with their parents. Compiled by Time magazine,

5 things you should know about your clients’ love for real estate apps

News flash: Americans love looking at homes, particularly via real estate apps. Just how much they love those apps, though, has been put into greater perspective by recent research from Google, which interviewed more than 1,000 people, conducted dozens

Real estate industry undergoes dramatic change in public opinion

The American public views the real estate industry more positively than at any time in the last decade, according to new research from Gallup. Based on its annual polling of public sentiment, Gallup found that 44 percent of Americans

Are McMansions finally going the way of the dinosaurs?

McMansions – the mass-produced, over-the-top, poorly appreciating eyesores that became the poster children of the housing bubble – seemed to be on the way out. Average and median home size had fallen considerably during the market downturn, as builders trimmed their ambitions

10 Houston school districts on the rise in 2016

The Services-Ninos Charter School district is the most improved school district in the Houston area, according to a new analysis from Trulia. In a partnership with, Trulia analyzed test scores from the past five years to find which local school

Houston new construction is falling in 2016

The Houston new construction market continued its disappointing 2016 performance in July, according to new numbers from Dodge Data & Analytics. In July, Houston saw more than $719 million in total residential construction spending, a pronounced 27 percent decline from July 2015;

4 things to know about multigenerational households

Multigenerational households – those that include two or more adult generations, or grandparent and grandchildren – are at an all-time high in the U.S., according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Based on census data through 2014, Pew

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