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How inequality is distorting the housing market
How inequality is distorting the housing market

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) recently released its annual State of the Nation’s Housing report for 2019. For more than 30 years now, JCHS has put out a comprehensive report on trends in the

Will upcoming changes in the VA help disabled vets get the housing accommodations they need?
Will upcoming changes in the VA help disabled vets get the housing accommodations they need?

Safe, practical housing for disabled veterans is an issue anyone regardless of political affiliation can get behind. Wisconsin Representative Bill Foster perhaps best summed up the bipartisan dedication to this demographic of Americans saying, “We owe these heroes a

What real estate agents can do to help create a beautiful and functional kitchen
What real estate agents can do to help create a beautiful and functional kitchen

Heather Scruggs, the merchandising manager at Trendmaker Homes, is always keeping up on the latest trends in home construction and renovation. Here, she tells agents what they need to know about kitchen design to help seller clients get the

4 tips on working with international buyers
4 tips on working with international buyers

Reaching international buyers is paramount to success in some markets. While many agents spend money on print and other advertising in foreign cities, by and large the best bang for your buck is to begin fostering relationships with local

Why Houston is becoming a population destination and how to make the most of it
Why Houston is becoming a population destination and how to make the most of it

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, many were left uncertain about how the Houston area would react and what the immediate future would hold. But as we approach the end of 2018, we can see that

What real estate brands can learn from the ecommerce industry
What real estate brands can learn from the ecommerce industry

When the retail industry started to move heavily into the digital sphere, it had to learn some hard lessons before it could flourish. All the old tricks that had worked with brick-and-mortar stores had to be reviewed. But since

5 issues faced when inheriting a house
5 issues faced when inheriting a house

The recent death of legendary singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin initially posed a quandary for her four surviving sons. Because she didn’t leave a will, her $80 million fortune – including Franklin’s numerous real estate holdings – likely will take longer

Designing Houston homes: A Q&A with architect Jay Baker
Designing Houston homes: A Q&A with architect Jay Baker

Jay Baker began his architectural firm Jay Baker Architects on January 1, 1991. In the beginning he focused on single-family homes for an end user. Now he has expanded the company’s services to include additions, master planning and more.

Vertical Living: Luxury High and Mid-Rise Condo Sales Continue to Grow in Houston
Vertical Living: Luxury High and Mid-Rise Condo Sales Continue to Grow in Houston

Real estate investors love to justify their purchases by arguing that land is the one commodity which can never be manufactured. In modern Houston, however, there’s definitely a catch: developers are building up every bit as much as they’re bulldozing

How Harvey has impacted the real estate investment world: A Q&A with Brian Spitz from Big State Home Buyers
How Harvey has impacted the real estate investment world: A Q&A with Brian Spitz from Big State Home Buyers

Brian Spitz opened up Big State Home Buyers 14 years ago after accidentally stumbling into the real estate investment world before planning to start law school. Through Big State Home Buyers, Spitz works with homeowners who need to sell

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