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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

Inmates Receive Credit While Incarcerated: Errors, Fraud Still Occur in First-Time Homebuyer Credit Program

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) today publicly released its latest report on the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to identify and prevent fraudulent First-Time Homebuyer Credits claimed on 2008 U.S. Individual Income Tax returns and amended returns.

Houston Population Continues to Grow

Based on new figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Houston remains the fourth-largest city in the U.S. The census found Houston’s population was 2,257,926 in 2009, which is up from 1,972,727 in 2000, when the previous decennial census

Joe McCain Joins RE/MAX Grand Office in Katy

Joe McCain has joined the RE/MAX Grand office in Katy. A licensed broker in the state of Texas, McCain has over 20 years of experience in the real estate and home building industry. After earning a degree in economics

May Ushers in Third Straight Monthly Increase in Sales of Single-Family Homes in Houston

May marked the third consecutive month of positive single-family home sales across the greater Houston area, as consumers continued to take advantage of the federal government’s homebuyer tax credit. While the credit required homebuyers to have contracts in place

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