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How COVID-19 may change the meaning of a lead

How COVID-19 may change the meaning of a lead


Real estate portals and iBuyers are changing the way they operate in the short term to cope with the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic. But the entire lead generation system might be in for an overhaul, according to real estate analyst Mike DelPrete.

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Residential construction a bright spot in dire jobs report

Residential construction a bright spot in dire jobs report


The extreme spike in job losses in March are largely in the leisure and hospitality sectors, and keeping those workers afloat could be key to a robust recovery, according to economists.

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How COVID-19 is affecting rents in Houston

How COVID-19 is affecting rents in Houston


A recent report reveals how COVID-19 has impacted what landlords charge, as well as how current rental trends throughout the nation may fluctuate as the pandemic worsens.

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Harris County extends ‘Stay Home-Work Safe’ order to April 30

Harris County extends ‘Stay Home-Work Safe’ order to April 30


In keeping with federal guidelines, Harris County has extended its ‘Stay Home-Work Safe’ order to April 30.

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Houston Agent magazine takes to the radio waves to discuss small business loans

Houston Agent magazine takes to the radio waves to discuss small business loans


The recently passed $2 trillion coronavirus aid package includes nearly $350 billion for small business loans. Houston Agent magazine recently took to the airwaves to talk about how Houston agents and brokerages can utilize this lifeline.

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During coronavirus shutdown, real estate is deemed an ‘essential business’

During coronavirus shutdown, real estate is deemed an ‘essential business’


Is real estate work considered essential? While agents still have to adhere to local and state guidelines, a new federal report offers official recommendations.

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The last, sad days of John Daugherty end on a positive note

The last, sad days of John Daugherty end on a positive note


U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez has signed a motion to allow former John Daugherty agents to collect their real estate commissions ahead of debtors.

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Two local rappers who tested positive for COVID-19 have a message for Houstonians

Two local rappers who tested positive for COVID-19 have a message for Houstonians


Houston natives Rapper Scarface and Slim Thug are among the more than 2,500 confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas.

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NAR chief optimistic on home sales rebounding

NAR chief optimistic on home sales rebounding


February was another good month for pending home sales across the nation, but the coronavirus will put that all on hold.

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Buyers pull back early; sellers, not so much

Buyers pull back early; sellers, not so much


A national survey of real estate agents digs into how clients are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak, how home values will be impacted, and the likelihood that we’ve entered a recession.

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