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According to REALTOR Mag, Builders Are Shying Away From Building Starter Homes The median new home price for 2015 is well over $280,00 in most markets. Three  Reasons why starter homes are losing traction are:  Land costs are higher Higher fees in building such communities.  Builders often face significant infrastructure and expanded support service costs...
Read Post [Posted on 03/04/2015 By Sheryl Hunter]
Real Estate Logic 101: Buyers always prefer new construction, even though new construction prices are rising. Therefore, mortgage rates are going up. That’s according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, which reported that new-home sales and price appreciation had driven the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to 3.8% this week, up from 3.76% l...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Michelle Cannon]
Industry perceptions about newly built, single-family homes moved slightly lower in February, with dips mostly attributed to recent severe weather conditions across the country, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. The index, which gauges builder confidence in current single-family home sales conditions as well as future expectations, f...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By John Askins]
The data released on Wednesday on new home construction show a mixed bag: Groundbreakings are slightly down month over month, but compared to this time last year, they’re way up—signifying a steady recovery in the housing market. That’s good news in the long run, right? Not so fast. Jonathan Smoke, our chief economist, says the data show a “glass...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By Michelle Cannon]
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Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By Larry Martin]
Housing starts dropped 2 percent in January, with the fall mostly attributed to a 22.2 percent plunge in the Midwest, the U.S. Commerce Department reports. This echoes the recent survey of builder sentiment that showed that builder confidence was lower in the Midest due to unusually harsh winter temperatures. "These numbers are consistent with our recent surveys and are primarily due to se...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By John Askins]
Today, Tamborrel presents to our readers- Cayden Creek, a brand new community in Conroe,TX by KB Homes. Cayden Creek is situated just north of The Woodlands & 2 miles west of Hwy 45 in a wetland forest reserve, providing a one of a kind, serene & natural environment while being only minutes away from the various amenities found in & around Conroe. New homes at Cayden Creek...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2015 By Stanley Okazaki]
For Woodforest residents, and those considering a move to Woodforest, you should know that there are a number of model homes located throughout the neighborhood, not just on Elk Trace Parkway, near the Homefinder Lodge. Partners in Building has relocated their model into the Spyglass Park section, and  Village Builders and Highland Homes have new models in the newest section of the neighborho...
Read Post [Posted on 02/15/2015 By Mary Latona]
Accessible home design is more than just grab bars; it’s about catering to easier living. Karen Kassik, residential designer, remodeling design specialist, and president and owner of Home Accessibilities, says that accessible is better for every buyer, from young families to aging-in-place empty-nesters. “Ninety percent of us have a personal story – either we or someone in our f...
Read Post [Posted on 02/15/2015 By John Askins]
According to this recent article in the Houston Business Journal, Houston's luxury home market is the largest in Texas, and 1,200 million dollar homes were sold in Houston  between January and October of 2014.  To see the most expensive new homes built and sold in Houston in 2014, and the names of the builders, be sure to read this informative article. ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/14/2015 By Cynthia Guest]
At the combined International Builders Show and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show recently in Las Vegas, REALTOR® Magazine picked up on the key trends to watch for in the coming year and beyond. The question on everyone's mind was what are going to be the game-changers in 2015? Looking over our notes, we found three major insights that the real estate industry will be watching out...
Read Post [Posted on 02/14/2015 By John Askins]
Welcome to my Blog! I have only recently become a realtor. However, married to a Real Estate Broker has exposed me to the exciting world of Real Estate before receiving my license in November 2014. Come back and enjoy New Home Builder information and Houston Happenings. ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/13/2015 By Shantie Calderon]
Water Crest on Lake Conroe is an amazing community located in Conroe, Texas, which, just as it name says, is located right next to beautiful Lake Conroe and all of its amenities. It is located just five miles west of I-45 and a quick drive away from amenities such as the Portofino Shopping Center and the master-planned community of The Woodlands. Currently DR Horton Homes is offering ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/12/2015 By Stanley Okazaki]
Home owners are remodeling their homes at levels that haven’t been seen in decades. In fact, the home improvement business could reach record levels this year, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. What’s behind the increase? Potential trade-up home buyers are fixing up their existing homes for sale, federal and state subsidies...
Read Post [Posted on 02/11/2015 By John Askins]
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