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S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Shows Mixed Progress in Local Markets

Data through December 2010, released today by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, show that the U.S. National Home Price Index declined by 3.9 percent during the fourth quarter of

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 13.2 percent from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 18,

Foreclosure Auction Today Will Feature Houston Homes is auctioning off about 50 bank-owned properties in the Greater Houston area tonight, and a big crowd is

National Survey Reveals Renter Moving Plans for 2011

For the first time in years, the apartment rental market is beginning to experience signs of recovery as the U.S. economy slowly begins to

NAR Faces Allegations of Inflating Existing-Home Sales Reports

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is facing allegations of inaccurate reports of existing-home sales dating back to

Sustainable Energy Properties Plans Eco-Friendly Development on Bolivar Peninsula

According to, Houston-based Sustainable Energy Properties, Inc. is currently planning a massive overhaul of the Bolivar

New Tool Launched for LEED Professional Credential Holders

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has launched the CMP Wizard, an interactive online tool to help LEED Professionals understand their Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) requirementsand explore continuing education

First Tier Suburbs Are a “Sweet Spot” For Development and Investment

Once bypassed in the stream of investments being funneled into downtown cores and outlying suburbs, first-tier neighborhoods are emerging in the post-recession era as major magnets for urban growth, according to Urban Land Institute Chief Executive Officer Patrick L.

National Home Prices on the Rise

For the first time in six months, home sales in the 54 U.S. markets surveyed in the RE/MAX National Housing Report are greater than one year ago. The year-to-year sales difference has been improving for three consecutive months; in

Houston Remains Fourth Largest US City

As data from the 2010 Census is released for states across the country, the figures released yesterday for Texas show that Houston remains the fourth largest city in the

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