real estate: Texas International Homebuyers Report - 08/29/18 09:36 AM
On Wednesday, the Texas Association of REALTORS® will release statewide the Texas International Homebuyers Report, including a news release and accompanying charts. Overall highlights:
International home sales activity continues to be one of the strongest sectors in Texas real estate, adding $10.89 billion to the economy from April 2017 to March 2018. Despite the slight drop in international homebuyers compared to last year’s reporting period, Texas still remains an international hub and top destination for people from across the world to live, work, and conduct business. Texas accounted for 9% of all homes purchased by international homebuyers in the United States from April 2017 to March 2018 … (7 comments)

real estate: 230 SKYLINE DR Kingsland TX - Home For Sale - Real Estate - 05/09/18 06:30 PM
Who do you know that wants to live in Kingsalnd TX, on or near Lake LBJ in the Texas Hill Country? This house for sale is only blocks away from Lake LBJ and would make a great getaway for anyone. Kingsland TX in approximately 60 miles Northwest of Austin TX. Kingsland is also located near historic Llano and Marble Fales Tx on the Highland Chain of Lakes on the Colorado River. To view all of the picture of this house for sale you can visit my page on HAR.com at 230 Skyline Drive
Enjoy a country feel on 2 lots totaling approx .77 … (14 comments)

real estate: Texas Housing Insight - 10/02/17 12:27 PM

Texas Housing InsightJames P. Gaines, Luis B. Torres, Wesley Miller, and Bailey Cuadra (Oct 2, 2017)
August 2017 Summary
The impact of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding is not fully captured in the August data. The short- and long-run effects of the disaster and recovery process are considered and may result in some data revisions in future reports.
The Texas housing market staggered as Harvey shut down the Houston economy for almost a week. The drastic 26.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) decline in Houston housing sales reflects the magnitude of the market disruptions. On the supply side, a 21.2 percent YOY decrease in Houston … (10 comments)

real estate: Houston Luxury Market Leads the Way During Another Positive Month for Houston Home Sales - 08/09/17 12:51 PM
MLS Report for July 2017
LUXURY MARKET LEADS THE WAY DURING ANOTHER POSITIVE MONTH FOR HOUSTON HOME SALESPricing gains ease in July while inventory grows to a five-year high
HOUSTON — (August 9, 2017) — Houston home sales rose for the tenth consecutive month in July, however prices, which have seen steady gains over the past year, began showing signs of moderation. The luxury market, defined as homes priced from $750,000 and up, recorded the strongest sales volume, followed by homes in the $150,000 to $249,999 range. July marked the ninth straight month of rising sales in the luxury segment, which a year ago was still … (9 comments)

real estate: Memorial Village Estates homes for sale, rent & price trends - 08/07/17 03:15 PM
Are you looking for a great home in Houston Tx? This area of Houston called Memorial Village Estates is one of the finest areas in the country to buy or sell real estate. Homes for sale in this area of Houston TX are among the best in the city and the prices of homes for sale in Memorial Village Estates are a great value.   Memorial Village Estates 2016 Facts View All Listings in Memorial Village Estates  
One of the great houses for sale in the area is located at 11629 GREEN OAKS ST, HOuston TX 77024. To view the house for sale, click here: HTTP://WWW.HAR.COM/11629-GREEN-OAKS-ST
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real estate: Willowbridge Real Estate Houston TX - 01/03/17 12:59 PM
Coming into the New Year looking at Willowbridge Real Estate, I see the market only has a few homes for sale. Looking into my crystal ball, I feel the number of home for sale in Willowbridge will start to increase both in numbers and values.  Over the last year, home values in Willowbridge have hit an all-time high of $384,000.  Real Estate values will continue to climb in 2017. SO if you are in the market to move into or out of Willowbridge, NOW is the time. We have clients wanting to move into this area, but inventories are very low … (6 comments)

real estate: HOUSTON-AREA HOME SALES COOL IN JULY - 08/17/16 05:51 AM
HOUSTON — (August 10, 2016) — The greater Houston real estate market experienced its first sales decline in six months in July, with the sharpest drop in volume reported among homes on the highest and lowest ends of the pricing spectrum.
According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), a total of 7,204 homes sold in July compared to 7,898 a year earlier. That represents a drop of 8.8 percent, the first decline since January. However, on a year-to-date basis, home sales are still up about one percent compared to this point in 2015.
Inventory levels continue to outpace … (7 comments)

real estate: Longwood Village Cypress TX Real Estate Trends - 05/23/16 07:07 AM
Today, there are 29 homes for sale in Longwood Village in Cypress Texas. The market shows the median price sold last month as $325,000 with 9 homes sold. This is up from $246,000 the month before with 7 homes sold.

In April of 2015 the median home price that sold was $263,000 with 7 homes sold. I feel that the time to sell is NOW! Pricing is at an all-time high and the demand is huge.  Longwood Village in Cypress Texas is in a sellers’ market and the average time to sell a home in Longwood Village in April was only 14 … (0 comments)

real estate: Texas housing market slows in first quarter of 2014 amid continued demand - 04/30/14 07:26 AM
Texas housing market slows in first quarter of 2014 amid continued demand Texas Association of REALTORS® releases the 2014-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
CONTACT: Stacy Armijo - Pierpont Communications, 512-448-4950
Apr 30 2014 — AustinThe Texas housing market’s rapid growth slowed significantly in the first quarter of 2014, while single-family home prices continued to increase and inventory reached a new historic low, according to the 2014-Q1 Texas Quarterly Housing Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®.“While the demand for Texas housing has remained strong, single-family home sales growth was relatively flat compared to the first quarter of … (0 comments)

real estate: Road Map to Buying a House - 11/20/13 12:10 PM
This is a road map on how to buy a home.  As with any map, you will find many different side roads and other shortcuts along the way. When you engage a Realtor® to help you find your way, you will find they not only smooth out the bumps, but they also help protect you, the home BUYER.  In Texas, all real estate agents represent the SELLER by default. This is why you should sign a buyer’s representative form.  And in most cases, when a buyer hires a Realtor®, they do not have to pay anything. In most cases, the seller … (6 comments)

real estate: Do you know where the mortgage payments go? - 08/13/13 01:24 PM
Do you know what you're paying for every month?
When you decide to buy a new home, a good first step is to determine how much mortgage you can afford. After talking to a mortgage broker or using a mortgage calculator, you may find a payment amount that falls well within your monthly budget.
Keep in mind the mortgage payment is only one of the monthly expenses you are responsible for with a new house. So, what else are you paying for?
Your monthly payment typically is made of four components: principal, interest, taxes, and insurance - often referred to as … (5 comments)

real estate: House, condo or duplex? Decide which is right for you - 07/27/13 02:43 AM
  When you think of your ideal home, do you envision a detached, single-family house with a big lawn? Many people associate this image with homeownership, but the best fit for you might be a historic townhome on a tree-lined street or a top-floor penthouse overlooking a city skyline.
Whatever you imagine, choosing the right property depends on your situation and goals. Your REALTOR® can help you find a home that fits your needs and help you understand what is involved in purchasing and owning property. Here are two types of property that your REALTOR® might suggest to you:
Condos You … (1 comments)

real estate: Inspections may find the imperfections in ‘perfect’ home - 06/23/13 12:10 PM
 
A home inspection can spare you from surprises after you buy. After crunching the numbers, searching your favorite neighborhoods, and weighing the pros and cons of each property you’ve seen, you’ve chosen a house that seems like the perfect fit for you. While it may be “perfect” when it comes to location, price, or features, it’s now time for you to find out about the home’s imperfections before you hand over your hard-earned cash.
No matter how much time you spend looking over the home, you’re probably not qualified to perform an assessment of every aspect of it before you … (0 comments)

real estate: Housing Explosion in Houston TX Market - 06/22/13 01:32 AM
If you are wondering why the Houston Real estate market is booming, you need not look past the fact that we have JOBS...
The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area added 91,600 net new jobs, a 3.4 percent increase in the 12 months ending May ’13, according to data released today by the Texas Workforce Commission. Dallas-Fort Worth led the state in job growth, adding 107,800, a 3.6 percent increase, and Austin netted the third largest gain, adding 31,400, a 3.8 percent increase over the same period.
 
 
 
The slip in Houston’s employment growth rate is not unexpected nor … (0 comments)

real estate: Title insurance safeguards buyer against unforeseen problems - 06/03/13 01:31 PM
At some point during your home buying process, the topic of title insurance is likely to come up. As with most types of insurance, title insurance is better to have and not use than to be needed and unavailable. But what is it, why do you need it and how does it work?
Title insurance is a specialized insurance policy that protects you and your mortgage lender against mistakes made in a title search. If you find a home and there's not a clear title to it, title insurance protects the bank - and you - if there's a problem. A … (7 comments)

real estate: Five ways to be a savvy first-time seller - 04/08/13 01:34 AM
 
Homes have been in huge demand in the Houston market over the past several months, with many listed properties drawing multiple offers from would-be buyers and some sellers getting more than their original asking price. The hefty sales activity has driven housing inventory down to levels not seen since 1999. This is an excellent time to sell a home, so what are you waiting for?
Remember when you were a first-time home-buyer? Were you excited but overwhelmed? It’s not unusual to feel that way as a first-time seller either, and it’s just as involved of a process – if not … (7 comments)

real estate: HOUSTON'S HOUSING MARKET STILL SIZZLING IN NOVEMBER - 12/18/12 12:56 AM
HOUSTON'S HOUSING MARKET STILL SIZZLING IN NOVEMBERBuyers drive the supply of homes to the lowest level in 12 yearsHOUSTON — (December 18, 2012) — Houston homes continued to sell at an unprecedented pace in November, plunging the supply of available properties to levels last seen 12 years ago. The added demand sent average and median home prices to historic highs for a November in Houston.According to the latest monthly data prepared by the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), single-family home sales achieved the second highest monthly year-over-year percentage increase of 2012, rising 27.3 percent compared to November 2011. This marks the … (0 comments)

real estate: HAR MLS Report for September 2012 - 10/16/12 01:58 PM
HOUSTON HOMES SELL BRISKLY FOR A 16TH STRAIGHT MONTH AS THE FALL SEASON BEGINS Home buyers continued to deplete inventory in September, pushing prices up further HOUSTON — (October 16, 2012) — Houston-area property sales have now held firmly to positive territory for 16 straight months, and September’s flurry of home buying caused a further drawdown of inventory and hike in prices. While monthly sales volume eased a bit compared to August, there was enough activity to lower available housing inventory to levels not seen since March 2002. According to the latest monthly data prepared by the Houston Association of REALTORS® … (0 comments)

real estate: Little-known HUD program that works - 09/04/12 04:28 AM
Best Wedding Gift Ever: A House Via the FHA Bridal RegistryLittle-known HUD program allows couples, graduates and expectant parents to amass cash gifts from friends and family into a down payment on an FHA mortgage.Read more: http://moneyland.time.com/2011/08/10/best-wedding-gift-ever-a-house-via-the-fha-bridal-registry/#ixzz25WiYzHYM****************************************************************************************************
Whether you're interested in buying your first home, your next home, or just want to know more about home-ownership in general, I encourage you to check out a couple of great online resources:http://www.texasrealestate.com/ or http://www.har.com/. And for all of your Pearland, TX and Northern Brazoria and Galveston County real estate needs, please visit my site at:http://www.danfrankrealty.com. All of these sites offer tons of useful, … (0 comments)

real estate: MAY BRINGS A BUYING BONANZA TO THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET - 07/03/12 03:39 AM
Home prices break records while sales volume reaches the highest level in four years
HOUSTON — (June 19, 2012) — Houston home shoppers went on a buying spree in May, sending sales volume and pricing through the roof and accounting for the 12th consecutive month of positive sales. Average and median prices broke records while volume of sales reached the highest level since June 2008. Local housing inventory is now at its lowest level in more than five years.May sales of single-family homes soared 23.8 percent versus one year earlier. That marks the biggest monthly increase since last August."Both buyers and … (0 comments)

 
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