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Public Relations Manager
3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
Phone: 713-629-1900 x258
E-mail: david@har.com
Chief Communications Officer
3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
Phone: 713-629-1900 x155
E-mail: matt@har.com
Recent News Releases:

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

February 8, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® RECOMMENDS KEVIN ROBERTS FOR TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 126

February 4, 2016

 

HOUSTON'S FOURTH-QUARTER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY SLOWS, BUT HOLDS ITS OWN AMID DOWNTURN

January 28, 2016

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET ENDS 2015 WITH THE SECOND-HIGHEST SALES VOLUME OF ALL TIME
Slumping oil prices and limited inventory slow home buying for a third straight month in December

January 13, 2016

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES FALL FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH IN NOVEMBER
Average price sees its first decline in nearly four years

December 9, 2015
 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® RECOMMENDS BILL KING FOR MAYOR OF HOUSTON

November 17, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® RECOMMENDS AMANDA EDWARDS FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE, POSITION 4

November 17, 2015

 

OCTOBER BRINGS ANTICIPATED DECLINE IN HOUSTON HOME SALES
Home prices reach October highs despite faltering sales volume

November 11, 2015

 

HOUSTON'S THIRD-QUARTER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY SLOWS, REFLECTS CHANGING ECONOMY

October 20, 2015

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES SHOW CONTINUED STRENGTH IN SEPTEMBER

October 14, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITIONS 5, 6, AND 7 ELECTIONS

October 1, 2015

 

FORMER HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS CHAIR VICKI FULLERTON ASSUMES LEADERSHIP ROLE WITH STATE ASSOCIATION

September 30, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS HONORS RISING STARS IN REAL ESTATE

September 28, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS EXTENDS ITS SUPPORT TO THE HOUSTON EQUAL RIGHTS ORDINANCE (HERO)

September 28, 2015

 

THE PACE OF HOUSTON HOME SALES EASES IN AUGUST

Home prices set August highs and inventory edges up

September 9, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE LAURIE ROBINSON FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE, POSITION 4

August 25, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE JASON CISNEROZ FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT H

August 25, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATE GREG TRAVIS FOR HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT G

August 25, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES FOR NOVEMBER 3 HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

August 25, 2015

 

ALONG WITH TEMPERATURES, HOME SALES AND PRICES REMAIN HOT IN JULY
Prices hit July highs and inventory continues to expand

August 12, 2015

 

HOUSTON’S SECOND-QUARTER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY REFLECTS CHANGING ECONOMY

July 21, 2015

 

THE HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET FLEXES ITS MUSCLE IN JUNE

Sales rise, prices reach new historic highs, and inventory continues to grow

July 15, 2015 

 

MAY BRINGS A SLOWDOWN IN HOUSTON HOME SALES

Home prices climb to historic highs and inventory levels improve

June 10, 2015

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES EDGE UP IN APRIL

Prices reach April highs and inventory grows slightly

May 13, 2015

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® MEMBERS VISIT CAPITOL TO ADVOCATE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AND STATE’S INFRASTRUCTURE

May 6, 2015

 

HOUSTON'S Q1 COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY SLOWER BUT STEADY AS MARKET ADJUSTS

April 21, 2015

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES CLIMB IN MARCH, KEEPING INVENTORY LEVELS DOWN

Prices reach March highs as home buyers gobble up new listings

April 8, 2015

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES DECLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX MONTHS
Prices climb to February highs and inventory shows signs of growth

March 11, 2015

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET KICKS OFF 2015 WITH GUSTO

Sales volume and prices climb while the supply of homes remains low

February 11, 2015

 

HAR.COM INTRODUCES “INRIX DRIVE TIME™” TOOL TO ENHANCE CONSUMER REAL ESTATE SEARCH EXPERIENCE
New feature enables consumers to find homes based on typical commute times in traffic

January 29, 2015

 

HOUSTON’S 2015 COMMERCIAL OUTLOOK STEADY AS RECORD-LEVEL ABSORPTION AND CONSTRUCTION CLOSE 2014

January 20, 2015

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET BREAKS RECORDS IN 2014
Consumers drive home sales volume and home prices to all-time highs and inventory
to an all-time low

January 14, 2015

 

HOUSTON HOME BUYERS KEEP THE MARKET BUZZING IN NOVEMBER

Inventory level tightens while prices reach November highs

December 10, 2014

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES SOAR IN OCTOBER, KEEPING THE SUPPLY LOW

A traditionally quieter time of year for real estate is anything but

November 12, 2014

 

HOUSTON’S COMMERCIAL OUTLOOK SOLID AS JOB GROWTH REMAINS STRONG THROUGH 2014

October 21, 2014

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDED CANDIDATES IN THE NOVEMBER 4 WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS

October 20, 2014

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES SHOW NO SIGN OF LET-UP IN SEPTEMBER

Inventory shrinks slightly and prices climb as the home buying frenzy continues

October 8, 2014

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS HONORS RISING STARS IN REAL ESTATE
HAR’s fifth annual NRG ‘20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Awards’ recognizes excellence in sales, leadership and community involvement

September 23, 2014

 

ALONG WITH THE MERCURY, HOUSTON HOME SALES RISE IN AUGUST

Inventory holds its own as home sales and prices continue to climb

September 10, 2014

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ANNOUNCES ITS 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

August 27, 2014

 

THE HOUSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET REMAINS HOT IN JULY

July marked the highest monthly sales volume of all time

August 13, 2014
 

HOUSTON'S COMMERCIAL OUTLOOK REMAINS HEALTHY ENTERING THE SECOND HALF OF 2014

July 22, 2014

 

INMAN NEWS NAMES HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 2014 ‘MOST INNOVATIVE MLS OR REAL ESTATE TRADE ASSOCIATION’

July 17, 2014

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES STAGE A REBOUND IN JUNE
An uptick in new listings of homes apparently helps meet buyer demand

July 9, 2014

 

HOUSTON HOME SALES DECLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS

Lower sales volume reflects diminished housing inventory; prices rise to new records

June 11, 2014 

 

HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF DR. BRIAN BABIN IN THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 36 PRIMARY RUNOFF ELECTION

May 21, 2014

 

HOUSTON HOME PRICES REACH RECORD HIGHS IN APRIL DESPITE FLAT SALES

Low housing inventory ends 34 consecutive months of positive sales

May 14, 2014

 

HOUSTON'S COMMERCIAL OUTLOOK REMAINS STRONG GOING INTO THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2014

April 23, 2014

 

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Media Contacts

Public Relations Manager
3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
Phone: 713-629-1900 x258
E-mail: david.mendel@har.com
Chief Communications Officer
3693 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX. 77027
Phone: 713-629-1900 x155
E-mail: matt@har.com