Real Estate

HAR: New listings “typical for this time of year”

Houston Agent Magazine 11/23 8:04A Emily Marek
The Houston Association of REALTORS® Weekly Activity Snapshot shows that new listings are down 6% year over year. New listings tend to dip into the negative territory around the holidays, as consumers are busy with preparations. Pending listings...

Tiffany Bean

Houston Agent Magazine 11/23 6:00A Houston Agent
What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Clothing Designer Where did you grow up? All over! Born in Texas but we started moving when I was 10, so I grew up in Arkansas, New Mexico and Colorado too before graduating high...

MBA: New-home mortgage applications fall in October

Houston Agent Magazine 11/22 11:33P John Yellig
Mortgage applications for new-home purchases dropped 13% in October compared to September and were down 28.6% compared to a year earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association s Builder Application Survey. New single-family home sales,...

FHA allows borrowers to obtain private flood insurance

Houston Agent Magazine 11/22 4:13A Emily Marek
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has ruled that Federal Housing Administration borrowers may obtain private market flood insurance. The National Association of REALTORS® president Kenny Parcell released the following statement on...

Houston ranks in the top half of the world’s best cities

Houston Agent Magazine 11/22 4:12A Emily Marek
Houston ranks as one of the top cities in the world, according to Resonance Consulting’s 2023 World’s Best Cities report . The consulting firm scored metropolitan areas across the globe based on place, product, programming, people, prosperity and...

A-List Properties expands to all Texas markets

Houston Agent Magazine 11/21 7:49A Emily Marek
Texas home buyer A-List Properties has announced an expansion into all Texas markets. The veteran-owned business buys homes in cash from sellers who need quick and painless real estate transactions. While the company previously assisted sellers...

Wan Bridge opens coastal “build-to-rent” community in Galveston

Houston Agent Magazine 11/21 6:57A Emily Marek
Houston-based builder Wan Bridge has opened a new build-to-rent community that emulates the seaside living experience. Palm Bay Galveston , located at 3507 Tori Way, consists of homes with three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from...

Taylor Morrison launches Yardly build-to-rent brand

Houston Agent Magazine 11/20 10:17P John Yellig
National homebuilder Taylor Morrison unveiled a new build-to-rent brand, Yardly, which will specialize in developing cottage-style homes with private backyards. Most Yardly communities will comprise single-story one- and two-bedroom homes ranging...

Jay Bradley

Houston Agent Magazine 11/18 10:27A Houston Agent
What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Being a waiter at Chachos. Where did you grow up? Houston Growing up, what did you want to be? A lawyer. I loved to argue. I found out I could do the same things with 1/10 of the...

Concept Neighborhood unveils plans for Houston’s Second Ward

Houston Agent Magazine 11/18 8:37A Emily Marek
Houston-based urban planner and property management company Concept Neighborhood has unveiled plans to turn a mile-long stretch of Houston’s Second Ward into a walkable, inclusive community. “At the heart of our strategy is walkable urbanism,”...

Houston market correction continues with small decline in new listings

Houston Agent Magazine 11/17 7:14A Emily Marek
Despite a small increase in new listings last week, there was a 7.8% year-over-year decrease in new properties entered into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for the week ending Nov. 14. Pending listings continue to lag behind 2021 levels as...

When’s the best time to get a deal on a home in Houston?

Houston Agent Magazine 11/17 6:45A Liz Hughes
If you’re planning to buy a home anytime soon, Thursday is the day to get the best deal. Buyers shouldn’t expect to see many discounts on the weekend, as sellers are most likely to cut list prices on Thursdays, a new Zillow report found. According...

Housing starts slow in October but remain elevated

Houston Agent Magazine 11/17 4:13A John Yellig
The pace of new-home construction slid again in October, although by less than some observers were expecting. Housing starts, which include construction of new single-family and multifamily residences, fell 4.2% month over month to a seasonally...
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