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Stacker ranks nine private Houston schools among best in state

According to a Stacker report, nine Houston-area private high schools ranked among the most prominent in all of Texas. Stacker used rankings from Niche to compile the list of 25 leading private schools in the Lone Star State. 

Houston Agent’s top 10 local news stories of 2021

Check out the local stories which most interested our Houston readers in 2021.

Houston ranks No. 3 among cities with highest home renovation ROI

HomeAdvisor recently analyzed real estate listings in 10 of the hottest housing markets in 2021 to determine the top five cities that saw the highest return on investment (ROI) from home renovations.

Luxury home sales in Texas increase nearly 90% from 2020

More Texans are opting for luxurious living spaces compared to last year, according to the 2021 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report by Texas REALTORS®. The annual report examining housing statistics for homes that sold for $1 million or higher across the state showed total sales dollar volume reached $19.9 billion, a 93.3% increase from the previous year.

Houston market hits winter freeze as new listings continue downward trend

The number of new listings in the Houston real estate market continue to trail 2020 levels as they closed out their sixth consecutive week of declines on Dec. 20, according to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) weekly activity snapshot. 

Eviction crisis unfolds as courts process backlog of filed cases

Eviction filings are rising as millions of Americans are being forced from their homes months after lawmakers allowed the federally imposed eviction moratorium to expire. 

HAR adds Spanish language option to its MLS platform

The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) has introduced a Spanish language option to its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) platform in response to the state’s growing Spanish-speaking population.

Houston housing market maintains momentum in November

“The market is roaring along, with only half the seasonal slowdown we typically see from October to November.” — RE/MAX LLC President Nick Bailey

ERA Real Estate expands Texas presence with Legacy Living affiliation

ERA Real Estate has affiliated with ERA Legacy Living, making Legacy Living the 19th Texas brokerage in the ERA network, according to a press release.

Houston’s mid-December market numbers trail behind 2020 levels

New Houston listings have fallen behind 2020 by 17%, down for the fifth straight week, according to the Houston Association of Realtors weekly activity snapshot. 

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