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Keller Williams launches new business-development programs for agents 

The brokerage’s new “communities” will provide its agents with specialized training, technology, coaching and referral opportunities. 

Mortgage rates fall to four-month low as buyers return to market

Homebuyers may catch a break this month as rates have come down nearly a point from the recent high on fears of a recession.

Community amenities honor longtime Woodforest staffers

Community leaders, engineers, planners and members of the Woodforest development team gathered in the community on July 29 to dedicate two amenities named in honor of two men who have been integral in the development of Woodforest and Montgomery County.

Zillow brings Opendoor offers to its platform 

Sellers using Zillow may request and view an offer directly from Opendoor and compare it to an open-market sale with a real estate agent. 

New listings fall to four-week low

New listings saw their most significant drop of the year in week 30, marking the fourth week of declines, according to a Houston Association of REALTORS® report.

Houston ranked among most popular Airbnb destinations

Airbnb analyzed booking data for long-term guests & their hosts & found that Houston is among the most popular U.S. cities for remote workers.

Developer plans 433-acre community in Brazoria County

Houston-based Maple Development Group will break ground on the Pecan Ranch community later this year, with 1,200 homes planned upon completion.

Rental and homeowner vacancy rates still near historic lows, Census data shows

The national rental vacancy rate dropped to 5.6% in the second quarter of the year while the homeowner vacancy rate remained at 0.8%.

Mortgage rates fall below 5% — for the first time since April

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.99% as of Aug. 4: down 0.8% from last week. The news marks the first time since April that mortgage rates have dipped below 5%.

The worst neighbor annoyances — ranked

Are your neighbors the worst? Whatever it is that grinds your gears, you can bet it comes in on this list of the top neighbor frustrations.

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