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Houston mortgage delinquency rates on the rise
Houston mortgage delinquency rates on the rise

“The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic.

What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in
What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in

Best-in-class service, tools and support are keys to agent satisfaction, report finds.

Bridgeland to welcome new elementary school in Prairieland Village
Bridgeland to welcome new elementary school in Prairieland Village

Top-rated Waller independent school district to open their first campus in Bridgeland.

Houston makes list of top 20 most affordable places to retire
Houston makes list of top 20 most affordable places to retire

What are the best U.S. cities for retirees? A new report from 55places.com names the top 20, and five of them are in Texas.

Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl ad inspires positivity
Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl ad inspires positivity

Super Bowl time is almost here, and for those who enjoy the commercials as much as the game, keep an eye out for a new ad from retail mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate. The ad is part of their national

Here’s a snapshot of Houston’s market last week
Here’s a snapshot of Houston’s market last week

The Houston Association of Realtors offers a look at market activity last week.

Waiting to buy in Houston could mean higher mortgage payments
Waiting to buy in Houston could mean higher mortgage payments

We live in uncertain times and clients these days, perhaps more than ever, are asking themselves if now is the right time to buy. Fence-sitters beware, though, says a new study from Zillow, which notes that waiting could mean

Empire Continental Land buys 221 acres in Magnolia
Empire Continental Land buys 221 acres in Magnolia

Construction on the 700-home community in Magnolia will begin in 2022.

National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020
National Association of Realtors political contributions in 2018 and 2020

The lists below detail campaign contributions by the National Association of Realtors in 2020 and 2018. The info is via opensecrets.org. 2020  Recipient Total From Individuals From Organization Recipient Type View Type Chamber Gonzalez Jenniffer $2,000 $2,000 $0 Candidate

The 401 (k) of real estate: the 1031 like-kind exchange
The 401 (k) of real estate: the 1031 like-kind exchange

By Dan Wagner, Senior Vice President of The Inland Real Estate Group There is a misconception that Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 like-kind-exchanges are a tool for the rich to dodge real-estate taxes.  This notion twists and contorts the

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