Real Estate

New-home numbers stabilizing in Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 9/22 7:44A Emily Marek
Houston’s new-home market is “finding its footing,” according to the New Home Sales Report from HomesUSA CEO Ben Caballero. New-home sales dropped from 1,875 closings in July to 1,760 closings in August, with pending sales down month over month...

HAR: Pending, closed listings fall in Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 9/22 4:00A Emily Marek
New listings fell flat during the 37th week of the year, according to the Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of REALTORS®. Realtors entered 2,964 new listings into the Multiple Listing Service during the week ended Sept. 18 — a...

Custom home neighborhood coming to Harvest Green

Houston Agent Magazine 9/21 5:46A Emily Marek
Harvest Green , a master-planned community in Richmond, is continuing expansion with a new neighborhood of custom-built homes. Partners in Building will serve as the exclusive builder of the neighborhood, which will offer homes on 90-foot lots...

Houston single-family rental pace slows in August

Houston Agent Magazine 9/21 5:43A Emily Marek
Single-family rental activity in Houston decelerated from July to August, according to the latest Rental Market Update from the Houston Association of REALTORS®. However, leases still increased on a year-over-year basis. Leases of single-family...

Mortgage rates hit nearly 20-year high, cause home sales to tumble

Houston Agent Magazine 9/20 9:01A Liz Hughes
Canceled home-sales contracts hit their highest rate in almost a year as skittish homebuyers blanche at mortgage rates that are the highest they’ve been in more than 20 years, according to a new Redfin report . In August, 60,000 or 15.7% of sales...

Compass Houston appoints new strategic growth manager

Houston Agent Magazine 9/20 8:37A Emily Marek
Compass Houston hired Mario Tagle as its new strategic growth manager. Tagle previously worked at Side as an agent recruiter. “When deciding on my next career move, the choice was very clear for me — Compass,” Tagle said. “The reason I joined...

An indoor jungle in New Berlin

Houston Agent Magazine 9/20 5:43A Emily Marek
Situated on 17.5 acres of land that includes a private lake and beach, this one-of-a-kind property appears to have been carved right out of the earth. From the raw stone walls to the quirky cabinetry,...

HAR partners with FOREWARN to promote agent safety

Houston Agent Magazine 9/19 7:23A Emily Marek
The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) partnered with real-time information provider FOREWARN in an effort to promote proactive safety among real estate agents. Accessible both online and via mobile app, FOREWARN allows agents to search for...

The 10 most expensive homes sold in greater Houston in August

Houston Agent Magazine 9/18 10:20A Emily Marek
The most expensive Houston home sales last month ranged from a $12.5 million mansion in River Oaks to a $3.4 million property known as “The House of Many Palms.” All listings were closed during...

The AI advent for real estate images

Houston Agent Magazine 9/17 3:30A Houston Agent
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a game-changer across industries, and real estate is no exception. With the launch of AI platforms like ChatGPT, which offers transformative solutions for...

Bellaire ranked among family-friendliest U.S. cities

Houston Agent Magazine 9/15 8:26A John Yellig
The Houston-area city of Bellaire is one of the most family-friendly cities in the U.S., according to Opendoor ’s second-annual ranking. The Harris County town ranked No. 12 in the iBuyer’s survey, making its first appearance on the list....

New listings rise, giving homebuyers more options as summer ends

Houston Agent Magazine 9/15 6:27A Liz Hughes
A rise in new listings is finally giving potential homebuyers options as the summer market winds down. August ended with a surprise for homebuyers, a slowdown leaving more available listings for shoppers and lifting some of the drought of...

Closings rise in Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 9/14 4:48A Emily Marek
Closings were up 2.1% during the week ended Sept. 11, according to the Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of REALTORS® . That’s only the third time home sales have grown on an annual basis so far this year. Pending sales were...
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