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Texans pay sixth-lowest energy bills in the nation

Houston Agent Magazine 7/6 10:06P Lindsey Wells
With outdoor temperatures expected to reach triple digits this week, Texans will fully utilize indoor air conditioning to enhance their comfort and avoid the scorching sun. Fortunately, according to a new WalletHub report , the Lone Star State is...

McGrath Real Estate Partners announces plans for 400-unit development

Houston Agent Magazine 7/6 10:06P Lindsey Wells
Houston-based McGrath Real Estate Partners has acquired 9.16 acres for a 400-unit multi-family development in Houston, according to a press release . We are excited to be a part of this fast-changing and vibrant area of Houston, with plans to...

How do Houston agents receive real estate training?

Houston Agent Magazine 7/6 10:11A Houston Agent
What did you expect when you were a new agent? Once you were licensed, did you feel prepared? We want to hear from you! The post How do Houston agents receive real estate training? appeared first on Houston Agent Magazine .

Showing activity drifts toward 2020 levels

Houston Agent Magazine 7/6 9:46A Emily Mack
A new report from ShowingTime reveals a continued drop in home showings nationwide: During May, buyer traffic decreased 18.2% year over year. Just 35 markets recorded a double-digit number of showings...

Houston home price growth exceeds 17% in May, deceleration on the horizon

Houston Agent Magazine 7/6 5:23A Lindsey Wells
Steeper mortgage rates and priced-out buyers paved the way to a slightly cooler housing market in Houston and other major cities this spring, hinting that the booming post-pandemic seller s market may have an expiration date. Although the market...

HAR report shows surge in new Houston listings

Houston Agent Magazine 7/6 3:56A Lindsey Wells
The volume of new listings across Greater Houston shifted positively in June, offering hope to aspiring buyers looking to take advantage of Houston’s replenishing housing inventory. New listings rose 8.9% in June, with Realtors entering 15,238...

Decoupling broker commissions could be coming

Houston Agent Magazine 7/3 11:52P Timothy Inklebarger
Agent commissions of the future could look much different than they do today, as a Department of Justice investigation into the issue of decoupling buyer and broker commissions continues, class-action lawsuits are advancing and associations and...

Stand out in any market

Houston Agent Magazine 7/3 11:50P Krista Mashore
The real estate industry is beyond crowded — it seems like agents are popping up everywhere and taking aim at your clients. So, how can you cut through all that noise to stand out? You’ve got to become an expert marketer. Marketing equals...

How to get started with video marketing

Houston Agent Magazine 7/3 11:40P Anne Ewasko
Video-enhanced real estate listings generate 403% more interest than those without, and while video marketing is extremely powerful for agents, it remains highly underutilized. According to the NAR Research Group’s 2021 Technology Survey, 37% of...

Hole up in your very own hobbit house

Houston Agent Magazine 7/3 11:00P Emily Mack
More than 1,000 square feet are tucked away inside this real-life, hillside Hobbit house! The Baggs Inn Cottage is inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and looks straight out of Middle Earth. The Vermont home operates as a popular AirBnb for...

Rock out in a geological masterpiece

Houston Agent Magazine 7/3 10:55P Emily Mack
The Peterson Rock Garden and Museum in central Oregon is officially for sale. For decades, it has stood as a beloved local attraction, filled with rock-based architecture. Grottos, stone paths, bridges, ponds — and even live peacocks — decorate...

10 markets where buyers retain an edge

Houston Agent Magazine 7/1 5:41A Emily Mack
Since inventory plummeted around the start of the pandemic, it’s been a seller’s market. The average number of days homes stay on the market has shrunk, steadily, in most major metro areas. (The national median is now 31.) However, Realor.com has...

Development begins on new Fort Bend community

Houston Agent Magazine 6/30 9:12P Lindsey Wells
Starwood Land, a nationwide developer of residential master-planned communities , has entered the development phase for Starbridge, a 933-acre community in Fort Bend County that will include more than...

Homeowner equity surges in Houston amid rising housing prices

Houston Agent Magazine 6/30 12:01P Lindsey Wells
Housing prices nationwide have skyrocketed since the onset of the pandemic and continue rising today. While this is bad news for prospective buyers, rising home prices equal a surge in home equity, leading to a much more stable financial future...
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