Real Estate

New listings take sharp decline in Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 7/19 8:55A Emily Marek
The Houston real estate market was impacted by power outages caused by Hurricane Beryl during the 28th week of the year, as evidenced by the sharp decline in new listings. According to the Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of...

Houston lease prices hit an all-time high in June

Houston Agent Magazine 7/19 4:42A Emily Marek
The average lease price for a Houston single-family rental reached a record high of $2,373 in June — a 1.3% increase year over year — according to the latest Rental Market Update from the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR). As prices reached...

Meadow Park now open in Conroe

Houston Agent Magazine 7/18 5:00A Emily Marek
Meadow Park, a new-home community from First America Homes , is now open in Conroe. Located at the intersection of Hwy 105 and Willis Waukegan, Meadow Park is zoned to Conroe Independent School District . The community features homes sized from...

TL Nguyen joins Cornerstone Capital as vice president of marketing

Houston Agent Magazine 7/17 3:00A Emily Marek
Thu-Lynn “TL” Nguyen joined Cornerstone Capital Bank and will serve as the company’s vice president of marketing. Nguyen formerly served as vice president of marketing for InterLinc Mortgage. Nguyen has 15 years of experience in the mortgage...

Houston home sales cooled in June

Houston Agent Magazine 7/16 9:32A Emily Marek
via HAR Houston home sales slowed for the second month in a row in June, according to the latest Market Update from the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR). Single-family home sales fell 11.6% year...

Many of the fastest-growing suburbs are in Texas

Houston Agent Magazine 7/16 6:30A Emily Marek
Suburban and exurban growth is outpacing that of major cities across the United States, and Texas is no exception. In fact, according to a report from StorageCafe , seven of the top 20 fastest-growing housing markets are located in the Lone Star...

Houzz: The top outdoor home trends for 2024

Houston Agent Magazine 7/11 4:24A Emily Marek
Summer is underway, and many homeowners are looking for ways to upgrade their outdoor spaces so they can enjoy the heat in style. The home renovation site Houzz surveyed homeowners who undertook...

How much value do renovations add to fixer-uppers across Texas?

Houston Agent Magazine 7/10 8:30A Emily Marek
Renovating a fixer-upper is one way to add significant value to a residential property — but just how much value can homeowners add in the Lone Star State? Frontdoor analyzed the cost, added value and profit margin for renovated homes in cities...

Guaranteed Rate rebrands itself as Rate

Houston Agent Magazine 7/10 7:52A Houston Agent
Guaranteed Rate has rebranded itself simply as Rate and unveiled a new logo, the mortgage company announced Tuesday. “Rate’s rebrand is more than just a name change; it represents a new era of growth and innovation. The company remains dedicated...

Coventry Homes launches affordable homes project in Westridge Cove

Houston Agent Magazine 7/9 8:48A Emily Marek
Coventry Homes will offer affordably priced homes in Westridge Cove, a new-home community by Tri Pointe Homes in Conroe. Homes will be priced from the $200,000s and range from 1,200 to 2,500 square feet. Interior features include flex rooms, game...

Newmark Homes and Envision Title launch NewVision Title

Houston Agent Magazine 7/9 5:00A Emily Marek
In a strategic partnership, Newmark Homes and Envision Title have formed NewVision Title, a title company that will primarily serve Newmark Homes customers in the Houston area. The new entity will be located at Newmark’s corporate office at the...

Texas has some of the lowest energy costs in the country

Houston Agent Magazine 7/8 8:47A Emily Marek
Electricity prices rose 6.2% in 2023 and show no sign of slowing down any time soon. However, Texas ranks as one of the U.S. states with the lowest overall energy costs, meaning major savings for Texans. WalletHub analyzed energy costs for every...

Closings increase annually in Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 7/8 4:35A Emily Marek
Closings surpassed 2023 volumes during the 26th week of the year, according to the Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR). Closings increased by 10.4% year over year, with 2,714 homes sold compared to 2,458...

Houston sees another annual jump in active listings in June

Houston Agent Magazine 7/5 8:32A Emily Marek
Active listings increased by 36.7% in June, according to the First Real Estate Snapshot of Houston (FRESH) Report from the Houston Association of REALTORS® . Just shy of 30,000 properties were on the market last month, up from 21,939 properties...
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