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New Coalition Urges Federal Government to Stop Dangerous Wall Street Home Resale Fees

A wide array of organizations including the American Land Title Association, the National Association of REALTORS, AFSCME, Vote Vets, the Center for Responsible Lending, the Property Rights Alliance and the Institute for Liberty launched ‘The Coalition to Stop Wall

Among Home Buyers, Satisfaction with Real Estate Companies Increases, While Satisfaction among Home Sellers Decreases Considerably

Reflective of the real estate buyers’ market conditions in many regions in the U.S., satisfaction with real estate companies among home buyers has improved from 2009, while satisfaction among home sellers has declined, according to the J.D. Power and

Remaining Endeavour Clear Lake Luxury Condos Hit Auction Block August 21

In what is anticipated to be the largest auction of luxury high-rise condominiums this year, Wonmore Ltd. announces it will sell all 35 of its remaining Endeavour Clear Lake residences on August 21, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel in

Behringer Harvard Acquires Two Luxury Multifamily Communities in Texas

Behringer Harvard announced last week its acquisition of multifamily communities in two Texas metro areas: Briar Forest Lofts in Houston and Fitzhugh Urban Flats in Dallas. Both investments were made through a joint venture between Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT

Houston Single-Family Homes Sales Edge Up in June as Effects of Homebuyer Tax Credit Wane

According to the latest monthly data compiled by the Houston Association of REALTORS (HAR), June sales of single-family homes throughout the Houston market rose 2.9 percent compared to June 2009. That follows increases of 11.3 percent in March, 27.8

IMS and NAREB Collaborate to Create Opportunities for Underserved

Integrated Mortgage Solutions (IMS), the only woman-owned collateral protection firm offering a seamless suite of secure, integrated services for the management of distressed portfolios, has partnered with the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the country’s oldest minority

Sales of Foreclosed Homes in Houston Decline

The Houston metropolis-area has reported a 5% decline in foreclosed-home sales during Q1 of 2010 when compared to the Q4 of 2009, according to RealEstateProArticles.com.  Other Texas cities report a decline of up to 26% during the same time.

LaSalle Group Constructs Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Facility in Spring, Texas

Dallas-based developer The LaSalle Group, Inc. is breaking ground on its third specialized Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Assisted Living Community in the Houston area, Autumn Leaves of Cypresswood, in Spring, Texas. Company leadership, principal investors and other key partners

Whitestone Builders Combine Classic with Contemporary

Homes with a classic style are always in demand. The problem with older homes, though, is that they lack so many of the amenities people desire today – large walk-in closets, ample sized family rooms, not to mention luxury

Citigroup Report Names Meritage Homes Inc. as Homebuilder with Highest Gulf Exposure

By Tom Butala As the deluge of ‘tar-balls’ from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill have made their way to the shores of Texas, the extent of environmental and economic degradation to come as a result is greatly anticipated by

Camden Property Trust Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

Camden Property Trust announced that its second quarter 2010 earnings will be released after the close of market on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Management will host a conference call on the following day, Friday, July 30, 2010 at 11:00

Texas Casual Cottages by Trendmaker Announces New Model Homes Open near Round Top Texas

“As Houston has evolved, so have our homebuyers,” says Will Holder, president of Trendmaker Homes. “With baby boomers retiring and Texas leading national population growth trends, we see tremendous potential in the second home market… we believe the timing

Congress Passes Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

By Tom Butala According to the Wall Street Journal, the Senate approved a bill late last night to extend the June 30 closing deadline for homebuyers who seek up to $8,000 in tax

ONEprop Launches Houston Office

ONEprop announced they have increased their Texas business significantly by partnering with asset management firms and investors with national presence. The Houston market will represent the 2nd largest branch for the company. The Houston office is the 7th location

Houston Mortgage Lender Home Loan Specialists Earns BBB Award of Distinction

Houston-based mortgage lender Home Loan Specialists, Inc. has been awarded the Award of Distinction from the Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston in the mortgage company category. The award was presented to HLS President Rick Veale and Managing Director

HomeGain Releases Second Quarter 2010 Home Prices Survey Results

Real estate professionals and homeowners differ on current and future home prices and on Obama’s performance as President; nearly 2/3 of agents and brokers disapprove of the President’s performance. HomeGain®, the first website to provide free online instant home

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