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Q3 home sales profit margin jumps 37.5%

Q3 home sales profit margin jumps 37.5%


“It’s almost as if the housing market and the overall economy are operating in different worlds.” — Todd Teta, chief product officer at ATTOM Data Solutions

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Fall Giving Drive raises $90K for Houston charitable organizations

Fall Giving Drive raises $90K for Houston charitable organizations


Master-planned communities Bridgeland and The Woodlands Hills have raised $90,000 for five Houston charities through Howard Hughes Corporation’s Fall Giving Drive.

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Half of Houston homes on the market face bidding wars

Half of Houston homes on the market face bidding wars


“The slight decline in bidding wars (nationally) is largely a reflection of a seasonal cooldown, which typically starts in the late summer but was delayed by a few months this year,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather.

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Houston home sales up 24.9% in September

Houston home sales up 24.9% in September


In Houston, the number of transactions dropped 2.1% from the previous month to 9,183.

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True colors: A room-by-room color guide

True colors: A room-by-room color guide


Most Realtors know a fresh coat of new paint can transform a space, but do they know which colors will attract buyers? A new study has the answer.

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First American: Homesellers playing ‘musical chairs’

First American: Homesellers playing ‘musical chairs’


Homesellers continued to sell homes to each other in September, making the market resemble a game of ‘housing musical chairs,’ according to First American chief economist Mark Fleming.

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Houston home prices up 7.7% from last year

Houston home prices up 7.7% from last year


“If sky-high prices continue to lure more sellers into the market, it could prompt the inventory rebound we’ve been waiting for — which would be welcome news for frustrated buyers.” — Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com

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New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall

New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall


Economic recovery slumps as initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump.

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Is the flight to the suburbs a myth?

Is the flight to the suburbs a myth?


“Increasing house price appreciation in suburban zip codes points to higher demand relative to supply in the suburbs but does not necessarily indicate what’s fueling the demand,” the study notes. 

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What buyers see: A new study used eye-tracking hardware to find out

What buyers see: A new study used eye-tracking hardware to find out


A new study reveals the areas of the home buyers are most interested in when looking at a property.

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