Technology and REALTORS® Comprise Today’s Home Buyer Process

December 12, 2018

Homebuyers today are relying heavily on both technological resources and their Realtors® as they navigate the process of home shopping and closing, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ Real Estate in a Digital Age report. According to the report, finding the right home ranked as the most difficult step in purchasing a home, andRead More

Texas Housing Construction Highest since 2008

November 30, 2018

In September 2018, current home construction activity in Texas reached the highest level since 2008, according to the latest report from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. While the Residential Construction Cycle (Coincident) Index reached a recent high, the Leading Index ticked down for the first time in 2018. Austin developed 11,339 newRead More

Texas Home Sales on Track for Record-Breaking Year

October 30, 2018

Texas real estate is trending toward another record-breaking year in 2018, following an increase in third quarter sales and prices, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas Quarterly Housing Report. Home sales were up 4.4 percent for the quarter when compared to the third quarter of 2017, and median price also was up 4.4Read More

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International Homebuyers Add $11 billion to Texas Economy from 2017-2018

September 28, 2018

International homebuyers purchasing Texas real estate added $10.89 billion to the Texas economy from April 2017 to March 2018, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas International Homebuyers Report. This placed Texas third in the nation for international home sales volume, behind Florida and California, with Arizona and New York rounding out the topRead More

Record Number of Homeowners Believe Good Time to Sell

September 27, 2018

A record high of 77 percent of Americans believe it is a good time to sell a house, according to the National Association of Realtors® third quarter 2018 Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey. As far as buying a home, 63 percent believe it is a good time to buy. Additionally, an almost record 60Read More

Texas Housing Rebounds in July 2018

September 13, 2018

Housing sales in Texas rebounded in July 2018, with a record level of 29,456 homes sold in Texas through the Multiple Listing Service. This was a 3.8 percent increase over July 2017, with most of the improvement found in homes in the $200,000 to $300,000 range but demand strengthening across the price spectrum, according toRead More

2018: Texas Condominium Sales Slightly Down, Townhome Sales Up

August 16, 2018

Texas condominium sales dropped 2.1 percent from July 2017 to June 2018, while townhome sales increased 6.3 percent, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® 2018 Texas Condominium Sales Report. “Despite the slight decrease in sales, the Texas condominium and townhome market remains one of the most popular segments of the Texas housing market,” saidRead More

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Texas Economic Expansion Continues

July 22, 2018

Increases in energy and manufacturing activity led to a continued expansion in the Texas economy for May 2018, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Workers also are being drawn back into the workforce, due to low unemployment. The Dallas Fed’s Business-Cycle Index rose 5.5 percent, to its highest level since 2014.Read More

First Quarter 2018 Texas Housing: Sales Up, Prices Up

June 18, 2018

For the first quarter of 2018, Texas home sales and Texas home prices both increased, while inventory and active listings decreased, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas Quarterly Housing Report. “The momentum from the end of 2017 has moved into 2018, as Texas homes continue to be in high demand,” said TAR ChairmanRead More

Texas Small Land Sales Increase

June 18, 2018

Small land sales in Texas increased 8.5 percent to 7,588 sales in 2017, the fifth straight year for an increase, according to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Texas Small Land Sales Report. Sales total dollar volume topped $1 billion for the first time. However, the average price per acre experienced a 2.2 percent decline toRead More