Real Estate News

  • Housing starts up in March

    Housing starts increased in March.

    Home construction increased in March, which is a sign the housing market is shaking off the effects of the harsh winter. April 17th, 2014 6:57am

  • Houston housing market taking off

    The Houston housing market has seen increases in home sales and prices over the past year.

    The Houston, Texas housing market looks to be having a renaissance as both home prices and sales rose in March. April 15th, 2014 9:17am

  • Texas economy recovering

    The Texas economy seems to have fully recovered from the recession.

    The Texas economy seems to have fully recovered from the recession, according to several Texas economists. April 14th, 2014 10:10am

  • Mortgage applications fall over past week

    Mortgage applications fell for the week that ended on April 4.

    The number of people applying for mortgages fell slightly in the week that ended on April 4, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. April 11th, 2014 6:52am

  • Foreclosures drop in Q1 2014

    Foreclosures fell in the first quarter of 2014.

    Foreclosures dropped on a year-to-year basis in March, which is the 42nd consecutive month foreclosure activity has fallen on a yearly basis. April 10th, 2014 8:12am

  • Housing recovery continues in March

    The National Association of Home Builders reported that the housing market is continuing to recover.

    According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Market Index, the housing market showed improvement in March. April 8th, 2014 8:29am

  • Vacation home sales up in 2013

    Vacation home sales increased in 2013.

    Sales of vacation homes in the U.S. increased in 2013, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors. April 7th, 2014 7:47am

  • Completed foreclosures down in February

    Completed foreclosures in February were down across the U.S.

    Completed foreclosures throughout the U.S. were down in February, according to analytics company CoreLogic. April 3rd, 2014 1:17pm

  • National jobless claims rise

    Jobless claims rose during the last week of March.

    Jobless claims rose in the week that ended on March 29, according to the Labor Department. April 3rd, 2014 8:17am

  • Central Texas housing starts up

    Housing starts in Austin, Texas were up during the first quarter of 2014.

    Construction of new homes in the Central Texas region increased at the beginning of 2014, according to a new report from Metrostudy. April 2nd, 2014 10:24am

  • Mortgage rates rise at months end

    Mortgage rates rise at months end

    Mortgage rates rose this week, in response to comments from Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, which suggested that the fed could possibly increase interest rates by as soon as early 2015, according to Freddie Mac. April 1st, 2014 9:28am

  • Texas employment remains steady

    Texas is seeing an increased pace of job growth.

    Employment growth figures were recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Texas appears to be on a steady upward path. April 1st, 2014 5:41am

  • Dallas housing market booming

    Dallas has seen a jump in population this year.

    The Dallas metro area housing market is growing at a strong pace, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. April 1st, 2014 4:47am

  • New luxury hotel slated for GreenStreet

    New luxury hotel slated for GreenStreet

    A new 225-room hotel is scheduled to open in late 2016 at downtown Houston's GreenStreet mixed-use development, according to CultureMap Houston. March 31st, 2014 6:07am

  • Bill proposes replacement to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Bill proposes replacement to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    The top U.S. House Financial Services Committee democrat, Representative Maxine Waters, introduced a draft proposal March 27 which would wind down mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a period of several years, replacing them with a lender-own March 28th, 2014 7:36am

  • Houston commercial real estate going strong

    Houston commercial real estate going strong

    The Houston commercial real estate market is still going strong, as businesses continue to move to and invest in the area. March 26th, 2014 6:55am

  • February home sales slowing

    February home sales slowing

    The real estate market is beginning to slow down, falling into line with a more sustainable rate of growth. March 25th, 2014 9:56am

  • April a good time to sell a home

    April a good time to sell a home

    Homeowners who are looking to sell their homes often wonder whether they are selling at the right time. March 24th, 2014 7:23am

  • Mortgage rates fall again

    Mortgage rates fall again

    Mortgage rates have been bouncing around for the past month, falling one week and rising another. March 21st, 2014 9:51am

  • Home values up in February

    Home values up in February

    Despite the shrinking levels of inventory available in the Houston real estate market, there were enough interested buyers to keep single-family home sales positive in February, according to the latest report from the Houston Association of Realtors. March 20th, 2014 8:56am

  • Spring housing market uneven across the country

    Spring housing market uneven across the country

    As the housing market recovers, the U.S. is beginning to see the re-emergence of a more location-based market. March 19th, 2014 7:51am

  • More applications for new home purchases in February

    More applications for new home purchases in February

    As weather warms up in the U.S., the national real estate market is heating up as well, after a slow start. March 18th, 2014 9:09am

  • CFPB eyeing "zombie" foreclosures

    CFPB eyeing

    So-called "zombie" foreclosures have impacted thousands of consumers in the U.S. over the last couple of years, according to Reuters March 17th, 2014 6:49am

  • Forbes: Houston next great global city

    Forbes: Houston next great global city

    Forbes released its annual list of top 20 fastest-growing American cities on March 14, and Houston dropped several slots to number 10. March 14th, 2014 7:05am

  • Many renters intend to buy this year

    Many renters intend to buy this year

    The Great Recession led to a lot of would-be homebuyers sitting on the sidelines as lending tightened and incomes dropped. March 13th, 2014 8:41am