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Why Work with a Buyer's Agent?Here are the top 10 reasons for using a buyer's agent.1. It's FREE - That's right, hiring a buyer's won't cost you a thing. It's the seller who pays the commission, not the buyer.2. It's Convenient - Owner of One Source Realty, Eric Bramlett, pointed out that targeting the right neighborhoods,  finding homes that fit your criteria and scheduling showing...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By Tina Randolph]
The U.S. population is projected to grow by 150 million within the next 40 years and "more compact, mixed-use development" is needed to handle the growth and changing demands, says Patrick Phillips, CEO for the Urban Land Institute."The design and development of urban areas will be radically different in the decades ahead,” he said. “We are seeing a push to make our cities more livable and sustain...
Read Post [Posted on 04/13/2014 By John Askins]
What Buyers Want Most from Agentsa few LUXURY HOMES In Greater Houston with Rita In Buyer's Agent role. a few LUXURY HOMES In Greater Houston with Rita In Buyer's Agent role.Click    www.bit.ly/PlkJwI = View Presentation It’s a common practice for buyers to make a list of what they want in a home during the search process and to explain it to their agent. However, ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Rita Nelson]
Vibrant colors are in this spring. Home owners jazzing up their properties should consider switching out beige neutrals on the walls for cool grey hues and pale pastels. For a more fresh, modern look, complement rooms with bold-colored furnishings and warm metals. Blush tones paired with masculine hues also are in style. Lighter wood is gaining popularity for furniture, countertops, ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/09/2014 By John Askins]
The new-home sector is showing strong signs, and homebuilders say they plan to do a lot more hiring of skilled laborers this year. But they’re increasingly concerned that they won’t be able to find enough skilled laborers to meet the rising demand for new construction projects, according to a study released by the National Association of Home Builders. Sixty-two percent of home builders say they a...
Read Post [Posted on 04/05/2014 By John Askins]
Why use a Realtor with a New Construction Home?-It's Free! You pay nothing out of pocket for the representation. That friendly sale person represents the builder, not you the buyer! -An Experienced Agent! Can save you money! It may be rumored that  the prices are not negotiable in new home sales or you get a better deal without a Realtor. Not true! There are incentives and promotions the...
Read Post [Posted on 04/04/2014 By Tina Randolph]
Houston has more new home construction than any other city in the nation and the building boom is going to get even more intense in the next few years, even though home prices are rising, a national housing consultant predicts.“Construction is growing much faster here than anywhere else and the economy is much stronger than anywhere else,” says housing consultant John Burns, who heads Irvine, Cali...
Read Post [Posted on 04/03/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
Eighty-seven percent of 6,000 respondents recently said that their home design influences their overall happiness, according to a new survey by the remodeling website Houzz. Seventy-four percent of home owners credit a remodeling or redecorating job in the past two years for making them happier. Still, 51 percent of respondents who describe their home as “in need of work” say they’re ha...
Read Post [Posted on 04/03/2014 By John Askins]
Coventry Homes is partnering with Taylor Morrison to develop Avalon at Spring Green, a reserve of 200 homesites that includes some of the Katy area’s few remaining lakefront properties.Avalon at Spring Green features an open-air pavilion, putting green and walking trails. Builder models are now open for touring. Visit Avalon at Spring Green for more information and location.http://a...
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By Christa Burgess]
Sales of new single-family homes dropped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 in February, the lowest level since last September, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau report. "There is no doubt that the persistently bad weather took a toll on sales in February," says Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home B...
Read Post [Posted on 03/27/2014 By John Askins]
Thousands of single-family homes are being built to rent rather than sell, The New York Times reports. More home builders and investors see it as an income-generating investment at a time when the pool of first-time home buyers is shrinking. The percentage of homes built specifically as rentals was 6.2 percent in 2012 — a record high, according to Census Bureau figures.  For example, in the...
Read Post [Posted on 03/21/2014 By John Askins]
On average, it takes 7 months to build a new home from scratch, which includes obtaining the building permit, according to a Survey of Construction from the Census Bureau.  Homes that are built for sale take the shortest amount of time, averaging between 5 and 6 months.  Meanwhile, houses where the owners have the land take the longest — about 8 months if built by a contractor, but mor...
Read Post [Posted on 03/21/2014 By John Askins]
If you're looking for spacious backyards, best to head to the Northeast. Northeast states had the largest number of states that made it into a top 10 list of states boasting the largest median lot sizes for sale, based on data from Realtor.com.  According to the site, the average median lot size nationwide was 12,632 square feet, but in these states you can find more supersized backyards: 1...
Read Post [Posted on 03/21/2014 By John Askins]
Asian home buyers are willing to cough up the most cash for their next home compared to other races and ethnicities, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders. Asians expect to spend an average of $283,469, while whites will pay $205,775, Hispanics will pay $181,444, and African-Americans will pay $176,397, the study shows. NAHB notes that Asians tend to have...
Read Post [Posted on 03/20/2014 By John Askins]
MLS Report for February 2014 BUYING CONTINUES DESPITE A SHRINKING SUPPLY OF HOMES IN HOUSTON Home sales and prices rose for another month in February HOUSTON — (March 18, 2014) — Despite the lowest supply of homes for sale that the Houston housing market has ever seen, enough consumers purchased real estate in February to keep sales in positive territory for the 33rd ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/18/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
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