Why Houston residents are in a good position to buy

Many factors play a role in a growing housing market, but a strong, versatile economy is likely the most important factor – and new research from Pew has reinforced the role that the strong the Houston economy has played in the area’s

These are homebuyers’ top two concerns in 2016

Recently, Redfin surveyed buyers on their concerns about the housing market. Surprisingly, the survey found that homebuyers are not as concerned about supply as they were in the past, despite it being the driving factor of homebuyers’ current concerns –

The salary your clients need to buy in Houston

Across the country, the salary needed to live in the largest metro areas has fluctuated in 2016, according to a new report from In the Greater Houston area, the median salary required to live is $51,392.04, a $771.88 decrease from last quarter. In addition to the needed

Case Shiller: Texas price growth exceeds the national averages

Home prices in the Texas housing market posted some of the best growth in the nation, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Indices from Standard & Poor’s. In March, Dallas home prices (the Case Shiller does not track

Houston new construction continues disappointing 2016

The Houston new construction market continued its disappointing 2016 performance in April, according to new numbers from Dodge Data & Analytics. In April, Houston saw more than $701 million in total residential construction spending, a 24 percent decline from April 2015; furthermore, Houston’s year-to-date

The gender gap is real among Houston homeowners

It is a well known fact that women earn less income than men, but new research from RealtyTrac has found that the gender gap also extends into real estate – especially here in Houston. According to RealtyTrac’s research, Houston

Millennials find housing opportunities in Houston

The Houston housing market is among the most open to Millennial homebuyers – especially those with student debt. That finding came from a new study by Apartment List, which looked at the number of years it takes Millennial consumers to

Highlights from NAR’s new member profile

Sixteen percent of agents have at least one personal assistant. The median age of new Realtors is 43 years old. And 83 percent are very certain they will remain active as real estate professionals for another two years. Those

Millennials dream of homeownership…from their moms’ basements

Millennials may be America’s largest, most vivacious generation yet, but new research suggests that their homebuying prospects have only worsened with time. According to a new analysis from Zillow, more Millennials now live with their parents than at anytime

This “boring” topic could be worth thousands to your clients

We know, we know – private mortgage insurance (PMI for short) is one of the more profoundly unsexy topics in real estate, and offers little of the glitz and glamor of staging, showing and negotiating. But it is a

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