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40 Texas billionaires make the Forbes 400 list

40 Texas billionaires make the Forbes 400 list


In Houston, 11 billionaires made the list

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Housing starts up in the South – the sole region to show gains

Housing starts up in the South – the sole region to show gains


Two percent jump in housing starts nationwide could mean lower chance of recession

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The homeownership gap is closing, albeit slightly

The homeownership gap is closing, albeit slightly


Minority homeownership, which plummeted during the Great Recession, is climbing back up.

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Buyer experience improving with mortgage lenders

Buyer experience improving with mortgage lenders


But beware of the busy times: Customer satisfaction rates drop when loan volume increases.

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How to avoid a data-breach nightmare

How to avoid a data-breach nightmare


    Here’s the scenario: It’s closing time, and the funds to close the…

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First American: ‘If you build it, they will buy it’

First American: ‘If you build it, they will buy it’


Housing starts make progress in September, showing signs of more housing on the way.

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Houston headed for a record-breaking 2019, says HAR

Houston headed for a record-breaking 2019, says HAR


A new report from the Houston Association of Realtors shows increases across the board.

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Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living among top 30 small companies in QE Awards

Beth Wolff Realtors Real Living among top 30 small companies in QE Awards


The results were determined by an independent survey of past customers, examining every closed transaction for the calendar year.

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Pocket listing rule approved by NAR

Pocket listing rule approved by NAR


While the association has moved to institute new rules around what to do about off-MLS listings, there are some who say it restricts trade and others who feel it doesn’t go far enough to force brokers to share listing data.

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Buyers increasingly depend on family while sellers rely on agents

Buyers increasingly depend on family while sellers rely on agents


NAR report: Selling without the assistance of an agent at a near all-time low

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