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The Military Influence On Texas Housing Markets

In honor of Saturday's Armed Forces Day celebration, here's a report by the Real Estate Center at TAMU examining the influence the military has on our Texas housing markets. https://buff.ly/2w7fH2f

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2019 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report

The 2019 Luxury Home Sales Report, published by the Texas Association of Realtors is out. View the full report here.

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2019 Home Buyer and Seller Survey Highlights

Here are some highlights from the 2019 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and annual survey of home buyers and sellers published by the National Association of Realtors. View the full report here.

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2019 Texas Condominium Sales Report

The 2019 Texas Condominium Sales report is out, and the results are a mixed bag statewide. The number of condo/townhome transactions decreased slightly year over year. Sales prices on condominiums went up, while prices of townhomes went down....

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NAR 2018 Profile of International Transaction in U.S. Residential Real Estate

The National Association's 2018 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate is out, and here are a few of the statistics from this annual survey. Texas was once again one of the top three destinations for international...

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Schools Rule

As the summer winds down into a new school year, here are some interesting statistics regarding the influence schools have on the home search of families with children.

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Highlights From the 2018 Investment & Vacation Home Buyers Survey

Highlights from the 2018 Investment & Vacation Home Buyers survey show that 1/3 of buyers purchased at a beach, 1/2 will use their purchase as a vacation home, and 3/4 believe now is a good time to buy. Do you have your beach getaway yet?

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2018 Texas Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The 2018 Texas Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers is out! Here are some of the highlights of this year's report. For the full report, click here.

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Mortgage Debt Smaller in Texas

Here's one thing that isn't "bigger in Texas" - mortgages. You gotta love how affordable our great state is!

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2017 Vacation Home Buyers Survey highlights

2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers survey

The 2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers survey is out, and here are a few of the details. View the full report here.

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National Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

The 2016 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers is here! For buyers, heating/cooling costs topped the list of environmental concerns. Most buyers avoided homes needing renovations and view a home purchase as a good investment. The typical selle...

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Profile of Texas Home Buyers and Sellers

How have you changed over the past 10 years? Today's Texas home buyer is older, more compromising, and buying more expensive homes than 10 years ago, according to the 2016 Profile of Texas Home Buyers and Sellers courtesy of the Texas Associati...

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Texas Homebuyers – Then and Now

How have you changed the past 10 years? Texas buyers today are older, more compromising and buying a more expensive home, according to the Texas report from the National Association of Realtors 2016 Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers. See the fu...

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Thinking about Remodeling?

Thinking about remodeling this year? The 2017 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs Value report is out. See which projects, for our area, provide the best return when it's time to sell.

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Texas Home Sales Continue to Beat Records

11/01/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff of Texas Association of Realtors The Texas housing market saw a slight increase in home sales volume in the third quarter while median prices also continued to rise. The Texas Quarterly Housing Report, re...

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2016 Texas Luxury Home Sales Report

Sales of luxury homes were one of the key drivers of the Texas housing market through the first 8 months of 2016, according to the Texas Luxury Home Sales Report released this week by the Texas Association of Realtors. Click here to view t...

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust Online Value Estimates

Ahh, the hazards of online value estimates. What is value anyway? Above all else, it's subjective. One man's trash..., beauty is in the eye... AVMs, or Automated Valuation Models, and all their algorithm-based cousins simply cannot factor in th...

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These Small Home Improvements Can Pay Off Big When Selling

First impressions matter when selling a home. But the first thing buyers see isn’t always your staged living room or upgraded kitchen. The price is the first impression buyers have of your home. The price also determines whether buyers skip o...

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2015 Year in Review: The Economy and National Real Estate Market

This time of year, many people like to take a moment and reflect on the year that has passed, whether it’s reflecting on good memories or how the nation is doing financially. Today, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the economy an...

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Report: US Housing Market Experienced Fantastic Gains This Spring

We just love having the opportunity to share with you good news about the US housing market and this is one of those weeks! Evidently, according to a recent article we were reading, sales of newly built homes as well as home prices in genera...

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US Housing Market Well Positioned for Busy Summer Home Buying Season

The summer months should be quite busy for home buyers, sellers and real estate agents alike! As we head into June, real estate analysts are saying that the national housing market is poised for a successful (and busy!) summer home buying ma...

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US Pending Home Sales Rise for Third Month in a Row

We have some excellent news to report from the national housing market: Evidently US pending home sales index increased for the third straight month in April. This is a great testament that the national housing market is getting back on trac...

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5 Baby Boomer Housing Market Trends to Watch

Regardless of where you live, experts are expecting that Baby Boomers will have a major impact on the local housing market. That’s because this sizeable portion of the population is comprised of 76.4 million individuals. And many of them a...

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Signed Contracts for US Homes Increase, Report Shows.

In the latest sign that the U.S. real estate market is improving, more Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in February than in nearly a year. The National Association of Realtors released the data, which showed that the seasonally ...

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Report: US Home Prices See Gains in February

The national housing market continues to show gains, with home prices rising year-over-year during the month of February. This is fantastic news as it shows that the U.S. real estate market continues to rebound from the Great Recession. I...

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The National Real Estate Market Shows Positive Signs of Growth

Things are certainly looking up on the national real estate market! According to a recent report from the national Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, home prices increased during the month of January despite cooling home sal...

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Report: US Home Prices On the Rise

The National Association of Realtors recently announced the latest US real estate figures and the numbers are encouraging for anyone considering selling their home. Evidently, home price growth accelerated in much of the country during the f...

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2014 4th Quarter Market Data for Galveston

Some interesting statistics from the Texas Association of Realtors show what we're all seeing here on the ground in Galveston.  Prices are trending up and inventory is definitely down.  It's looking more and more like a seller's market!

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New US Home Sales and New Housing Starts See Major Surge

Regardless of whether you’re navigating the new home sales market or the new construction market, you’ve likely heard some great news over the last few weeks. That’s because both sectors of the national housing market have made gains r...

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Young Buyers Returning to the US Housing Market En Masse

A key factor in the housing market recovery is returning to the national market en masse, much to the elation of housing market analysts. According to a recent Bloomberg article, more and more first-time home buyers are entering the market b...

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Report: US Home Inventory Low, Making It a Great Time to Sell

Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a wonderful New Year’s Eve and that you’re as excited and hopeful about 2015 as we are! And if you’re a prospective home seller, a recent report from the National Association of Rea...

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5 Predictions for the US Housing Market in 2015

Are you a current home owner who is considering listing your property on the market in 2015? If so, then you’re likely to enjoy a lot of success! After all, Realtor.com recently released its top predictions for the housing market in the...

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US Home Sales Rose In September, Report Shows

U.S. homes sold at a faster rate in September than any other time this year, a recent report from the National Association of Realtors said. Evidently, sales of existing homes increased 2.4 percent from the previous month to a seasonally a...

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Excellent News for Home Buyers: US Prices Stabilizing

If you’ve been weighing whether now is the right time to enter the local housing market as a home buyer, we have some news to share with you that will help you decide. According to a recent report from real estate data provider CoreLogic, U....

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US Real Estate Market Sees 6-Year Home Sales High

We’re breaking records on the U.S. housing market! Evidently, during the month of August, national home sales reached their highest levels in more than six years, according to a recent report from the Commerce Department. This is incred...

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Report: Big Homes Are a Hot Trend on the National Real Estate Market

Big homes are a big deal on the national housing market, according to a recent article in USA Today. Evidently, a growing number of home buyers are looking for larger homes to accommodate their every need and desire. In fact, of the 569,000 h...

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US Home Sales Outperform Real Estate Experts’ Previous Predictions

It’s always a good sign on the national housing market when sales activity is better than even the experts predicted! And that’s exactly what happened recently when the latest market activity report was released by the National Associati...

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Report: Bigger is Better for National Home Buyers

The sluggish housing market over the last several years did not have an impact on Americans’ desire for bigger and fancier homes, according to a recent report from USA Today. Evidently, demand continues to grow for these large estates, espec...

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Report: US Home Sales Increased Sharply in May

It’s certainly a headline we like to see around here: “US Home Purchase Contracts Have Seen a Significant Increase.” And in fact, that’s exactly what The Associated Press recently reported. This is great news, especially given that ...

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US Home Sales See Second Consecutive Month of Increases in May

One month of positive real estate sales is encouraging, but sometimes it can be a fluke. That’s why we’re always so thrilled when positive numbers one month carry over into the next month. And that’s just what we saw with the recent...

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Baby Boomers Setting New Trend on National Real Estate Market: All Cash Deals

As more Baby Boomers retire, real estate experts all across the United States are seeing more cash deals, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. Evidently, these Baby Boomers (defined as anyone born between 1946 and 1964) are opting to...

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Report: U.S. Home Sales Increase for the First time in 2014

Real estate experts all across the country were thrilled to hear the latest numbers on the national housing market recently. That’s because sales of existing U.S. homes showed a slight increase between March and April, reversing a 12-month t...

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US Home Prices Rose 11 Percent from Last Year, Report Shows

Frankly, it’s hard not to feel encouraged and optimistic about the real estate market these days. Everywhere you look, positive real estate trends are popping up, further emphasizing that the worst days of the economic recession are in the r...

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Optimism About US Real Estate At Highest Level in 7 Years, Polls Show

The numbers don’t lie: Americans are growing increasingly confident about the overall health of the national real estate market, according to a recent report. Evidently, a recent Gallup poll showed that 56 percent of Americans expect average...

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Report: US Housing Market Needs More Available Homes for Sale

The national housing market is dealing with an issue of supply and demand right now and it’s impacting both buyers and sellers. Specifically, the national housing market has too few people selling their homes compared with the number of pe...

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Expect to See an Exceptionally Busy Spring Home Buying Season in 2014

If you’re currently trying to sell your home on the local housing market, great news: it’s about to get very, very busy for you. That’s because national real estate experts are projecting that this spring will see even more home buying a...

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Report: US Home Prices Rose In January After December Decline

Corelogic just released some exciting news from the national housing market: Home prices are back on the rise! The real estate data provider reported that home prices increased 0.9 percent in January after falling 0.1 percent in December. ...

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Report: National Home Buyer Enthusiasm Helped Drive Up Prices in 2013

Home buying fervor has driven home prices to their largest annual gain since 2005, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Evidently, home buyer interest – fueled by low mortgage rates as well as reduced inventories – h...

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Report: National Home Buyers Can Expect to Pay More for Real Estate in 2014

Changes are afoot on the national housing market that suggest that this year is going to increasingly favor the home seller. And that means buyers will likely be paying more for real estate in 2014. According to a recent news article, the Nati...

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Almost All U.S. Cities Can Be Optimistic About Real Estate Market in 2014

The economic recovery is not just confined to one region of the United States, according to a recent news article. Evidently, a recent report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors noted that almost every city in the country is expected to se...

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More Gains Expected in 2014 for US Housing Market

Experts emphasized recently what they’ve been saying for weeks: The US housing market will show even better gains in 2014. Evidently, experts believe that it will be a good year for housing, despite the fact that sales are likely to level ...

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A Very Merry Year End National Real Estate Report

Whichever way you look at it, the real estate market is finishing strong as we wrap up 2013! According to a recent Bloomberg report, several market indicators are showing growth and gains, which is great news for home buyers and home sellers...

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US Homes Selling Quicker and Canadian Home Sales Prices Increasing!

As real estate experts, we’re always looking for market indicators to suggest whether the market is favoring sellers or buyers. We look at a variety of factors, including average list price,  median sales price and price per square footag...

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