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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

Fewer Homeowners Heading for Foreclosure

A new study found that there are fewer homeowners heading into

U.S. Government Speeding Foreclosure Resales Up

The U.S. government is taking action to speed the resale of foreclosed properties by temporarily expanding access to Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance, U.S. housing officials

NAHB Hopeful Housing Market Will Rebound This Year

The National Association of Home Builders hopes that this is the year for a rebound. There is reportedly more interest from potential buyers, the organization said, and new housing construction has increased during the month of

MBA Reports Decrease in Mortgage Applications

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released yesterday its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 11, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 9.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from

The New Year Ushers in Houston’s First Increase in Home Sales in Seven Months

Despite the bone-chilling winter weather, Houston’s housing market heated up in January, recording the first increase in property sales since June 2010. Pricing also heated up in the first month of the new year, with the average price of

Housing Starts Up 14.6 Percent in January

According to, U.S. housing starts have climbed in the month of

NAR Supports Obama Administration’s Lending Overhaul

The National Association of Realtors welcomes the Obama Administration’s call for an orderly transition from the current form of the secondary mortgage market to a new structure that would enable Americans to achieve affordable, sustainable

The Woodlands’ Eco-Friendly Property Awarded LEED Certification

The Dinerstein Companies, a national real estate and development company committed to providing quality eco friendly housing, has achieved certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program for its high-end apartment complex in The

Homesellers Cut Prices to Accommodate Prospective Buyers

Homesellers continue to discount their asking price in an attempt to entice buyers to move towards a purchase according to a report issued by national real estate brokerage

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