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3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
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Houston, TX. 77027
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Recent News Releases:
The high-end buying frenzy pushes home sales and prices to record highs while keeping inventory at a record low
May 12, 2021
 
FORCES COMBINE TO KEEP HOUSTON REAL ESTATE HOT IN MARCH
Sales of high-end homes explode while a severe lack of inventory leaves consumers little to buy in the sub-$250K market
April 14, 2021
 
HOUSTON REAL ESTATE REMAINS INSULATED FROM FEBRUARY’S ARCTIC BLAST
Despite the freak winter storm, sales climbed for a ninth straight month and pricing set a new record
March 10, 2021
 
TEXAS REALTORS NAMES HAR’S OWN SHAD BOGANY AS TEXAS REALTOR OF THE YEAR
The former HAR and TR chairman receives the highest statewide honor for exceptional service in the real estate industry
March 5, 2021
 
 
HOUSTON REAL ESTATE KICKS OFF 2021 WITH GUSTO
Homebuyers continued to take advantage of historically low interest rates in January, snapping up homes still on the market
February 10, 2021
 
THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET DEFIES A PANDEMIC TO SET NEW RECORDS IN 2020
Real estate’s designation as an ‘essential service’ was the key as Realtors provided critically needed housing to consumers throughout the year 
January 13, 2021
 
 
HOUSTON HOUSING BLAZES ITS WAY THROUGH NOVEMBER
Market maintains a record-setting pace even as the supply of homes dwindles further
December 9, 2020
 
HOUSTON REAL ESTATE SOARS AGAIN IN OCTOBER
Consumers keep the market humming despite record-low inventory and a pandemic
November 11, 2020
 
Inventory shrinks to its lowest level in nearly six years
October 14, 2020
 
HOUSTON REAL ESTATE REGISTERS ANOTHER STRONG PERFORMANCE IN AUGUST
The luxury housing segment leads the way, pulling up overall pricing
September 9, 2020
 
JULY HOME SALES ACROSS HOUSTON REACH RECORD TERRITORY
Sales volume and pricing soar to new highs as pent-up demand from COVID-19 heats up Houston housing for a second straight month 
August 12, 2020
 
Pent-up demand resulting from COVID-19 boosted Houston home sales in June, providing a welcome, but possibly brief respite from the pandemic’s effects
July 8, 2020
 
CORONAVIRUS AND AILING ENERGY INDUSTRY CONTINUE TO IMPACT HOUSTON REAL ESTATE IN MAY
Pandemic and slumping oil prices combine to drive closed home sales down for a second straight month, however leading indicators show positive signs
June 10, 2020
 
Stay-at-home orders and social distancing take a toll on home sales and rentals, but pricing holds up
May 13, 2020


CORONAVIRUS SHOWS LITTLE MEASURABLE EFFECT ON HOUSTON’S MARCH HOME SALES

Strong sales momentum through mid-March helps offset COVID-19’s market impact later in the month
April 8, 2020

HAR PUSHES MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE IN THE WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS
March 20, 2020

HOUSTON HOME SALES GAIN MOMENTUM IN FEBRUARY
Sales volume climbs for an eighth consecutive month and the $250K-$500K price range is the sweet spot
March 11, 2020

HOUSTON REAL ESTATE ENJOYS A STRONG START TO 2020
Home sales mark a seventh straight month of gains while demand for lease properties also rises
February 12, 2020

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET CHARGES ACROSS THE FINISH LINE FOR A RECORD 2019
December marks the biggest percentage increase of the year in home sales
January 8, 2020

HAR POSTHUMOUSLY HONORS JAMIE LYNN GILMORE WITH 2019 JOHN E. WOLF COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
January 6, 2019

HAR HONORS MIKE WONG OF KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SOUTHWEST AS 2019 REALTOR OF THE YEAR
January 6, 2020

HAR'S 2020 LEADERSHIP TEAM TAKES OATH OF OFFICE DURING DECEMBER 19 CEREMONIES
January 6, 2020

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET CHUGS CONFIDENTLY ALONG THROUGH NOVEMBER
Low interest rates buoy sales for a fifth straight month
December 11, 2019

HAR RECOMMENDS INCUMBENT HOUSTON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER IN DECEMBER RUNOFF ELECTION
November 25, 2019

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL IN DECEMBER RUNOFF ELECTION
November 25, 2019

BUYERS MAINTAIN DEMAND FOR HOUSTON HOUSING IN OCTOBER
Home sales rise for a fourth straight month as mortgage interest rates remain low
November 13, 2019

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET SHOWS NO LETUP IN SEPTEMBER
Home sales remain on track for a record year
October 9, 2019

HAR SALUTES THE 2019 RISING STARS IN REAL ESTATE
HAR’s 10th annual YPN ‘20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards’ celebrates excellence in sales, leadership and community service
October 8, 2019

HOUSTON HOME SALES SIZZLE IN AUGUST
Consumers drive sales volume to near-record levels as interest rates stay low
September 11, 2019

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET HEATS UP IN JULY
Home buyers push sales volumes to record highs
August 14, 2019

HOUSTON HOME SALES FALL SHY OF LAST JUNE'S RECORD, BUT CONTINUE TO OUTPACE 2018
Housing inventory grows to pre-Harvey levels
July 10, 2019

HOUSTON HOME SALES AND PRICES GAIN MOMENTUM IN MAY
Supply of homes outpaces 2018, helping to meet increased demand
June 12, 2019

THE LUXURY MARKET LEADS THE WAY IN HOUSTON'S APRIL HOME SALES GAINS
Single-family home sales achieve the biggest increase of 2019
May 8, 2019

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET BLOSSOMS IN MARCH
Demand for rental properties remains strong; inventory reaches a five-month high
April 10, 2019

HOUSTON HOME RENTALS SOAR IN FEBRUARY WHILE SALES RECOVER
Sales of single-family homes in the $500K-$750K range perform best
March 13, 2019

NORTH TEXAS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TO OFFER HAR.COM APP FOR PROS TO ITS MLS SUBSCRIBERS
73,000 Texas Realtors will have access to powerful new tool
February 27, 2019

HOUSTON'S HOUSING MARKET COOLS IN JANUARY
Home sales sag, but rentals surge; inventory grows
February 13, 2019

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET BREAKS RECORDS IN 2018
Sluggish December sales and limited housing supply can't slow down overall real estate activity for the year
January 9, 2019

HOUSTON REAL ESTATE IS ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER RECORD YEAR
Entering the final weeks of the year, home sales continue to outpace 2017's record levels
December 12, 2018

THERE'S NOTHING SPOOKY ABOUT OCTOBER HOUSTON HOME SALES
Despite low inventory, home sales see gains and prices reach October highs
November 14, 2018

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET COOLS IN SEPTEMBER
Home sales and leases take a post-summer breather, but continue to outpace 2017's record volume
October 10, 2018

HURRICANE HARVEY DISTORTS HOUSTON HOUSING ANALYSIS
Current market conditions are healthy, but storm’s effects distort traditional measurements
September 12, 2018

HAR IS NAMED AMBASSADOR ASSOCIATION TO BELIZE
September 10, 2018

HOUSTON REAL ESTATE STAYS HOT IN JULY
Midway through summer, home sales continue to outpace 2017's record volume
August 8, 2018

HAR TAKES ITS ACCLAIMED HAR.COM MOBILE APP TO THE STREETS — LITERALLY — WITH 'CAR MODE'
July 19, 2018

HOUSTON HOME SALES BREAK RECORDS IN JUNE
Sales volume and pricing reach new highs
July 11, 2018

CONSUMERS KEEP HOUSTON HOME SALES BLOOMING IN MAY
Prices edge upward even as the supply of homes improves
June 13, 2018

HOUSTON REAL ESTATE HAS A SPRING IN ITS STEP IN APRIL
Home sales and rentals rebound and prices reach record highs
May 9, 2018

HAR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR FARHA AHMED FOR SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL AT LARGE POSITION 2
April 20, 2018

HOUSTON HOME SALES COOL IN MARCH
Sales volume enters negative territory for the first time in seven months
April 11, 2018

FEBRUARY MARKS A GENERALLY POSITIVE MONTH FOR HOUSTON HOME SALES
Luxury market sees improvement, but inventory overall shrinks
March 14, 2018

HOUSTON HOME SALES ENJOY A HEALTHY START TO 2018
January brings a year-over-year increase in sales and stable inventory
February 14, 2018

HAR RECOMMENDS SYLVIA GARCIA FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 29
February 13, 2018

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATION FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 2
February 8, 2018

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATION FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE
February 8, 2018

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATION FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 4
February 8, 2018

HAR PRESIDENT & CEO BOB HALE RANKS AMONG THE MOST POWERFUL IN REAL ESTATE
January 22, 2018

HURRICANE HARVEY CAN’T STOP HOUSTON’S HOUSING MARKET FROM REACHING RECORD TERRITORY IN 2017
Houston real estate resists Mother Nature to complete its strongest year ever
January 10, 2018

HOUSTON HOME SALES BRING GOOD TIDINGS IN NOVEMBER

The post-Harvey rebound continues despite constrained inventory

December 13, 2017

 

HOUSTON'S POST-HARVEY HOUSING MARKET SEES FURTHER GAINS IN OCTOBER
Home sales continue their positive momentum but constrain inventory levels in the process

November 8, 2017

 

HOUSTON'S OFFICE MARKET RECOVERY SLOW, INDUSTRIAL DEMAND REMAINS HIGH

October 18, 2017

 

HOUSING MARKET PROVES IT IS 'HOUSTON STRONG' AFTER HARVEY
A month after the devastating storm, September sees home sales rebound and rentals surge

October 11, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

October 2, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

October 2, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR CITY COUNCIL RACES IN MISSOURI CITY

October 2, 2017

 

HAR HONORS THE 2017 RISING STARS IN REAL ESTATE

Beverly Hills "rock star Realtor" Mauricio Umansky brings his billion-dollar magic to HAR’s eighth annual YPN ‘20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards’

September 28, 2017

 

XCELIGENT, HAR AND COMMGATE ASSIST HOUSTON COMMERCIAL TENANTS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

September 15, 2017

 

HURRICANE HARVEY HAMMERS HOUSTON HOUSING
Historic storm slams the door on home sales during the last week of August

September 13, 2017

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PROVIDES STATEWIDE HOUSING RELIEF IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE HARVEY

September 8, 2017

 

LUXURY MARKET LEADS THE WAY DURING ANOTHER POSITIVE MONTH FOR HOUSTON HOME SALES
Pricing gains ease in July while inventory grows to a five-year high

August 9, 2017

 

HOUSTON HOME PRICES AND SALES VOLUME SET RECORDS IN JUNE

Housing inventory reaches highest level in nearly five years

July 12, 2017

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES AND RENTALS HEAT UP IN MAY

Market continues to outpace last year's record performance

June 13, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE WOODY OWENS FOR PEARLAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION 7

June 1, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE JOHN "JR" MOON FOR MAYOR OF PASADENA

May 26, 2017

 

1991 HAR CHAIRMAN JOHN NICHOLS RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR POLITICAL SERVICE

May 16, 2017

 

APRIL MARKS ANOTHER POSITIVE MONTH FOR HOUSTON HOME SALES

Increased inventory helps prime the market for summer demand

May 10, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FOR CITY OF PASADENA

April 25, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE JOHN “JR” MOON FOR MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PASADENA

April 21, 2017

 

HOUSTON'S OFFICE MARKET SLOW-MOVING, INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY REMAINS HEALTHY

April 20, 2017

 

HAR RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" ON HOUSTON I.S.D., PROPOSITION ONE
April 13, 2017

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES BLOSSOM IN MARCH

Sales volume, pricing and inventory maintain their positive trajectory; rental properties experience a surge

April 12, 2017

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE SEAN BURNETT FOR SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL POSITION 4

April 5, 2017

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES AND PRICING RISE AGAIN IN FEBRUARY

Homes at $250K and up record strongest sales; inventory grows slightly

March 8, 2017

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET LAUNCHES 2017 IN POSITIVE TERRITORY
Sales volume and pricing were up in January; inventory grew

February 8, 2017

 

2016's MOST EXPENSIVE-SELLING HOMES IN GREATER HOUSTON
Homes in River Oaks, The Woodlands and Memorial are among the most expensive properties sold in 2016

January 26, 2017

 

HOUSTON'S COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY SLOWS IN FOURTH QUARTER, BUT OPTIMISM ABOUNDS FOR 2017 AND BEYOND

January 18, 2017

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES ACHIEVE RECORD VOLUME IN 2016

Houston real estate conquers enegry slump to complete its strongest year ever

January 11, 2017

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES SURGE IN NOVEMBER
Luxury market enjoys its first sales increase in over a year

December 14, 2016

 

HAR WELCOMES ITS 2017 LEADERSHIP TEAM
December 1, 2016

 

HAR'S INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY GROUP WINS PLATINUM DESIGNATION FOR THE FIFTH TIME

November 30, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET ENTERS AUTUMN ON STEADY FOOTING
Home sales volume keeps pace with 2015 while pricing achieves October highs

November 9, 2016

 

HAR ANNOUNCES CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA

October 19, 2016

 

HAR ANNOUNCES CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE FORT BEND COUNTY REGION

October 19, 2016

 

HAR ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR WOODLANDS TWNSP. BD. OF DIRECTORS AND MONTGOMERY CO. REGION

October 18, 2016

 

HOUSTON AREA HOME SALES EASE SLIGHTLY IN SEPTEMBER
Mid-range housing is the sweet spot; prices reach September highs

October 13, 2016

 

HAR SETS A NATIONAL RECORD FOR REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY FUNDRAISING

September 28, 2016 

 

HAR HONORS RISING STARS IN REAL ESTATE

HAR’s seventh annual YPN ‘20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards’recognizes excellence in sales, leadership and community service

September 27, 2016

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES SEE AUGUST REBOUND
A healthier supply of inventory helps meet strong buyer demand; sales volume reaches historic high

September 14, 2016

 

HAR URGES HOUSTON-AREA REALTORS TO BEWARE OF HARASSING FOOT FETISHIST
August 24, 2016

 

HOUSTON AREA HOME SALES COOL IN JULY

Single-family home sales decline for the first time since January while inventory remains over 2015 levels

August 10, 2016

 

HAR INTEGRATES LIVE CHAT FEATURE IN ITS ACCLAIMED MOBILE APP

August 4, 2016

 

HAR LAUNCHES HOUSTON LIVING APP FOR ANDROID PLATFORM

August 3, 2016

 

HOUSTON'S MEDIAN HOME PRICE HITS A RECORD HIGH IN JUNE

Mid-range housing sees positive activity again while inventory gets another boost

July 13, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET HEATS UP IN MAY

Growing inventory helps meet increased buyer demand; pricing eases

 June 15, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PITCHES IN TO AID VICTIMS OF TAX DAY FLOODING 

May 19, 2016

 

HOUSTON'S FIRST-QUARTER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY CONTINUES TO SLOW AMID ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

May 19, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET MAINTAINS A HEALTHY BALANCE IN APRIL

Home sales are up year-to-date; mid-range housing remains the sweet spot

May 11, 2016

 

HOUSTON’S MARCH HOUSING NUMBERS SHOW STABILITY DESPITE ONGOING ENERGY JITTERS
Mid-range housing sees sales gains; overall market is ahead year-to-date

April 13, 2016

 

AUSTIN BOARD OF REALTORS® PROPERTY LISTINGS INCREASE EXPOSURE ACROSS TEXAS ON HAR.COM
 ‘Homes and Rentals’ website now features Austin-area properties for sale

April 12, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS MARY JOYCE FOR SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 2

March 28, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS JOE ZIMMERMAN FOR MAYOR OF SUGAR LAND

March 28, 2016 

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS HIMESH GHANDI FOR SUGAR LAND CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION 1

March 28, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET HOLDS STEADY IN FEBRUARY
Homes priced between $150K and $500K performed best

March 9, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS JOHN CULBERSON FOR U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 7

February 29, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS JAY MAC SANDERS FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONER PRECINCT 3

February 29, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS GENE GREEN FOR U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 29

February 22, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS WAYNE SMITH FOR TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRCT 128

February 19, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS KEVIN BRADY FOR U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 8

February 16, 2016

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATON OF REALTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES THE CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE TUESDAY, MARCH 1 PRIMARY ELECTION

February 16, 2016

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES SHOW RESILIENCE IN JANUARY
Despite sliding oil prices, mid-range housing holds its own

February 10, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS TOM OLIVERSON FOR TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 130

Media Contacts

Public Relations Manager
3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
Phone: 713-629-1900 x258
Email
Chief Communications Officer
3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
Phone: 713-629-1900 x155
Email