Real Estate

Zillow brings Opendoor offers to its platform

Houston Agent Magazine 8/8 8:41A John Yellig
Zillow and Opendoor entered a multi-year partnership that will allow home sellers on Zillow s online platform to seek offers from the iBuyer. Sellers may request and view an offer directly from Opendoor and compare it to an open-market sale with...

New listings fall to four-week low

Houston Agent Magazine 8/7 7:05P Lindsey Wells
New listings saw their most significant drop of the year in week 30, marking the fourth week of declines, according to the latest Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) report. HAR s weekly activity snapshot shows that Realtors entered 2,949...

Houston ranked among most popular Airbnb destinations

Houston Agent Magazine 8/7 12:00A Lindsey Wells
When millions of Americans shifted to working remotely in early 2020, many took advantage of the flexibility by hitting the open roads to travel. Since the trend of living and working from anywhere became the norm, traveling remote workers...

Developer plans 433-acre community in Brazoria County

Houston Agent Magazine 8/6 10:35A Lindsey Wells
Development plans are underway for a new 433-acre master-planned community in Brazoria County s village of Bonney. Houston-based Maple Development Group will break ground on the Pecan Ranch community later this year, with 1,200 homes planned upon...

Mortgage rates fall below 5% — for the first time since April

Houston Agent Magazine 8/4 12:26P Emily Mack
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.99% as of August. 4: down 0.8% from last week. The news marks the first time since April that mortgage rates have dipped below 5%. Still, it’s high compared to one year ago when the 30-year FRM...

The worst neighbor annoyances — ranked

Houston Agent Magazine 8/4 10:28A Emily Mack
Are your neighbors the worst? Maybe they throw wild parties or peep over the fence. Maybe they just make terrible small talk. Whatever it is that grinds your gears, you can bet it comes in on this list of the top neighbor frustrations. The recent...

BidMyListing platform met with questions as it expands nationally

Houston Agent Magazine 8/3 10:46A Patrick Regan
In a sleek video, BidMyListing explains how it pairs real estate agents with home sellers in a unique way that benefits both the seller and the agent. The platform, which recently announced its entry into new markets across the country, is led in...

Texas home sales decrease, prices keep climbing

Houston Agent Magazine 8/3 9:57A Lindsey Wells
Texas single-family home sales declined 5.6% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same time frame in 2021, while the median price kept climbing, according to the 2022-Q2 Texas Quarterly Housing Report recently released by Texas...

Georgian-style River Oaks home has youthful and fresh decor

Culturemap Houston Real Estate 8/3 9:35A CultureMap Create
3320 Chevy Chase Dr. Houston, TX 77019 Neighborhood: River Oaks Style: Georgian Colonial Square footage: 10,296 Beds: 6 Baths: 7 full, 3 partial Price: $8,200,000 The lowdown: Situated in the prime...

Andrea Fowler promoted to vice president at Trustmark

Houston Agent Magazine 8/2 1:00A Houston Agent
Andrea Fowler has been promoted to vice president at Trustmark, the firm she joined earlier this year as a community lending specialist. Fowler brings with her 21 years of lending experience and is a certified applied neuroscience coach. As a...

HAR report shows slowdown in buying, listing activity

Houston Agent Magazine 8/1 11:44P Lindsey Wells
Following two months of positive gains, new Houston listings edged slightly downward in July, with Realtors entering 14,283 properties into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) compared to 14,400 the previous July. This 0.8% decline most likely...
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