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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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