Real Estate News

  • Report: May home prices showed improvement Home prices increased in May. There's good news for the housing market. The latest report from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that home prices are increasing. July 30th, 2010 4:08pm
  • Homebuyers happier than ever with real estate companies Homebuyer satisfaction with real estate companies is up. A recent study shows that homebuyers are increasingly happy with the experiences they have with real estate companies. July 29th, 2010 2:42pm
  • More Texans going to auctions to buy homes Finding a home at an auction is becoming more popular. When it comes to buying an affordable home, more Texans are realizing that finding one at an auction is their best chance. July 28th, 2010 4:18pm
  • More bad news for the real estate industry Fewer families are going on vacation because of low consumer confidence. Even though the Obama administration's recent Housing Scorecard said the housing market hasn't looked this good in 10 years, another recent report may spoil that good news. July 28th, 2010 11:50am
  • Texas not as immune to down economy as once thought Texas' housing market may be affected by poor manufacturing levels in the state. Many other states in the country have been envious of Texas' ability to partially avoid the economic downturn experienced by the majority of the U.S. However, a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows that manufacturers in the states a July 27th, 2010 5:20pm
  • Always check for foundation problems Problems with a home's foundation makes it difficult to sell. Home selling doesn't have to be a complicated process. To make it a smooth experience, homeowners should make sure there aren't any problems with the property that could potentially scare off buyers. July 27th, 2010 1:01pm
  • Texas among best for employment rankings Texas may soon see a population increase because of its ability to provide jobs. If stable home prices and genuine Southern hospitality aren't reason enough to move to the Lone Star State, its recent employment ranking might just be the push a person needs. July 26th, 2010 2:30pm
  • Energy efficiency grants to help residential homes Solar panels are just one way a person can make their home more energy efficient. Going green in all aspects of life is weighing heavily on many people's minds, and the U.S. Department of Energy is doing something to help Americans make their homes more energy efficient. July 26th, 2010 10:57am
  • Homes have never been so affordable The housing market is the best it's been in 10 years. A recent government report is saying that now is the best time to buy a home. July 23rd, 2010 3:45pm
  • Houston single-family homes keep on selling More people bought single-family homes in June than they did last year. It's been a busy start to the summer homebuying season for Houston residential properties. Single-family homes sales rose during June, and local real estate agents couldn't be happier. July 23rd, 2010 11:54am
  • Fewer seniors move to new home for retirement More seniors are choosing to move in with their family instead of a retirement home. In the past, the thought of aging for many seniors may have brought to mind having to relocate to an assisted-living or retirement complex. However, a larger percentage of the older population has decided to stay put and not sell their homes. July 22nd, 2010 4:48pm
  • More people renting than buying Renting apartments is more popular than buying a home right now. Although mortgage interest rates have reached all-time lows, consumers still are saying no to buying. July 22nd, 2010 4:47pm
  • Home builders not confident about recovery Fewer people are buying new homes. There's bad news brewing in the real estate market. A recent report revealed that home builders' confidence has dropped once again. July 21st, 2010 4:23pm
  • Off-campus living for Houston college students Many students will be moving into off-campus housing in August. August is almost here, and that means a rush of college students will be moving into their new homes. For many, that means living off-campus for the first time. July 21st, 2010 11:55am
  • Converting to a green roof Putting vegetation on a roof is an environmentally friendly home project. There seems to a be new way every day to make a person's home more green, and the most recent trend to pick up speed is green roofs. July 20th, 2010 3:12pm
  • Houston home thefts are rising Tweeting about leaving home can open up a person to a home invasion. Houston property owners take note: Home burglaries are increasing. July 20th, 2010 11:34am
  • House approves five-year extension of NFIP Closing on a home could become easier with an extension of the NFIP. Buying flood insurance for a Houston home in the future may soon be a lot easier. July 19th, 2010 2:07pm
  • Jobs are plentiful in Fort Bend County, Texas Fort Bend County is known for its many job opportunites. Employment opportunities are no doubt on the top of most people's lists when deciding where to live. A recent report from CNN Money Magazine named Texas' own Fort Bend County as one of the top 25 locations in the country for people to find a job. July 19th, 2010 11:16am
  • Houston's foreclosure rate better than the nation's Millions of Americans can't afford their mortgage payments. Once again, the Houston real estate market has proven that it's one of the best in the nation. July 16th, 2010 7:00am
  • Housing prices falling in Houston Houston home prices are falling. The summer season is proving to be a good time to buy a home. Not only do mortgage interest rates remain near record lows, but the heat apparently is causing housing prices to see a significant reduction. July 15th, 2010 2:14pm
  • Conserve water with EPA program Replacing a shower head could save water and money. Houston was recently named one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. to live in based on utility costs. One way for locals to reduce their monthly bills is to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program. July 15th, 2010 11:44am
  • Making the dollar count in Spring, Texas Spring was once a bustling railroad town. For people looking to make their housing money well spent, they may want to consider buying a home in Spring. The Texas town made CNN Money's list for most affordable homes in the country. July 14th, 2010 4:44pm
  • Is renting the new housing trend? More families are choosing to rent when they move to a new home. The summer moving season is in full swing, and a recent survey is suggesting that more people are renting a home rather than buying one when they relocate to a new place. July 14th, 2010 2:25pm
  • The Woodlands homeowners among top-earning in the U.S. Residents in The Woodlands are some of the top-earners in the country. Residents living in The Woodlands not only have a beautiful community designed around nature, but they are also some of the top-earning people in the country, according to a report from CNN Money. July 14th, 2010 10:51am
  • How important is walkability? Walkability is becoming more important to homeowners. When homebuyers are looking at Houston homes for sale, it shouldn't be surprising that more and more want to live in neighborhood where they can walk to certain places instead of driving. July 13th, 2010 1:05pm
  • Could the mini-apartment trend come to Houston? The mini-apartment trend is growing. In an economy where everyone is trying to figure out how to save an extra buck, some renters have chosen to live in mini-apartments. July 12th, 2010 11:47pm
  • Missouri City makes best small cities list Missouri City recently passed a smoking ban for most public places. When it comes to the best small cities in the U.S., Missouri City has made the cut. July 12th, 2010 3:05pm
  • No regrets in homebuying Most homebuyers don't regret their purchase. A recent study found that nine out of 10 U.S. homeowners don't regret purchasing the home they currently live in. July 12th, 2010 2:14pm
  • Want to live in an eco-friendly luxury apartment? Programming a thermostat can reduce energy costs. Living green seems to be everybody's mantra these days, and a piece of Houston rental property is offering luxurious amenities in addition to environmentally friendly living. July 12th, 2010 11:11am
  • Houston in need of new drainage system Locals will vote in November about funding for a new drainage system. Houston property owners know that flood damage is a real threat. That is why many locals, including the engineering group Renew Houston, are lobbying for legislation that will give the city a better drainage system. July 9th, 2010 2:35pm
  • Texas economy looking great Texas employment keeps on improving. While consumer confidence may be falling in most parts of the country, there is no reason for Texans to feel that way. July 9th, 2010 10:32am
  • More Americans want to move to Texas More people say they'd like to move to Texas. The Lone Star State has done it again - this time by becoming the top-ranked spot to which Americans want to move. July 8th, 2010 2:20pm
  • Houston home prices dropping Home prices are falling in Houston. While some people raced to meet the signing deadline for the federally funded homebuyers tax credit, there were plenty that didn’t quite make it on time. But there’s good news for those who found themselves late to the game - Houston real estate July 8th, 2010 11:52am
  • Texas best state in which to own a business Texas was recently named the best state in which to own a business. If people are trying to decide where to start up a business of their own, let us help: Texas is the place to do it. A new survey boasted that this state is the best in the nation for entrepreneurial endeavors. July 7th, 2010 10:46am
  • Texas commercial real estate market looking up Experts believe commercial real estate will pick up soon. Last year was a hard one for the commercial real estate market, but there are some signs that things will soon be changing. July 7th, 2010 8:40am
  • Could Houston native Tiger Woods move back home? Is Tiger Woods moving to Sugar Land? After his recent marital problems, many are speculating about whether or not Tiger Woods - a Houston native - will move back home. July 6th, 2010 2:14pm
  • Why Texas homes have survived the economic downturn Texas banks didn't let customers refinance for more than what their home was worth. Over the last two years, the financial and housing markets have suffered serious damage due to this country's struggling economy. Throughout it all, Texas has fared better than most and there are certain reasons why. July 6th, 2010 9:48am
  • Home foreclosures don't top moving list anymore Fewer people are moving because of foreclosed homes. Summer is the busy moving season, and a recent survey found that fewer people are relocating to a new home because their previous one was foreclosed. July 1st, 2010 9:36pm
  • Confidence in economic recovery falling Higher unemployment numbers directly affect the housing market. Although in recent months Americans have been positive about economic recovery, new reports are telling us that isn't so much the case anymore. July 1st, 2010 6:08pm