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CoreLogic: Foreclosure Inventory Down 20 Percent in July

The latest National Foreclosure Report from CoreLogic highlighted a number of positive developments in the nation’s mortgage markets. The nation’s mortgage markets continued to improve in July, according to the latest National Foreclosure Report from CoreLogic, with foreclosure inventory,

Houston Asking Prices Soar 12.1 Percent in August

Asking Price growth appears to be slowing nationally, but that was hardly the case here in Houston, according to new research from Trulia. Houston’s for-sale market continued to outpace its strong rental market in August, according to the latest Price

The 10 Most Populous Hispanic Communities in the U.S.

The Hispanic population in the U.S. has grown by leaps and bounds, as has its importance on local housing markets; where are Hispanics most concentrated? Hispanics represent a growing part of the U.S. population, and are inarguably the hottest

CoreLogic: Home Prices Up 12.4 Percent in July

The nation’s home prices continued to improve in July, with the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic posting fantastic year-over-year numbers. Home prices continued their double-digit performance in the CoreLogic Home Price Index, rising 12.4 percent year-over-year in July. That

The Nation’s Busiest Residential New Construction Markets

Residential construction put up some great numbers in July, but are those gains consistent with our local real estate market? July was a very strong month for residential new construction. Not only were building permits up 2.7 percent from

How Affordable, Really, is Houston’s Housing Market?

Housing affordability has slipped a bit so far in 2013, but does Houston’s housing stock remain affordable relative to other major cities? Housing affordability slipped a bit from the first quarter to the second quarter in 2013, according to

Housing Inventory in Houston Down 32.3 Percent in July

Housing inventory in Houston was down by double-digit amounts in July; how do those declines compare with the rest of the nation? Housing inventory in July may have been down 32.3 percent year-over-year in Houston and 16.2 percent nationally,

The 9 Most Beneficial Things Agents Can Do For Clients

You just took on a new client, and are assisting them in the homebuying process; what parts of the process will they most need you for? We recently reported on consumers’ initial expectations for real estate agents, and the

How Healthy Are Houston’s Mortgage Markets?

The second quarter proved a boisterously good period for the nation’s mortgage markets, but did all that good cheer extend to our local marketplace? Last week, we reported on the latest National Delinquency Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association,

The Top 9 Ways that Consumers Choose Real Estate Agents

Between the Internet, referrals and advertisements, consumers have many options for finding agents; what options, though, ultimately win them over? We are living in an age of overwhelming choice, and real estate is no exception. From the Internet, to

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