Real Estate

Most adults support housing densification in their neighborhood

Houston Agent Magazine 6/1 4:11A Emily Marek
A majority of adults — more than 80% — would support building more homes in their neighborhood in order to boost housing affordability, according to a new report from Zillow . These new homes are envisioned as “missing middle housing,” such as...

Showings continue to increase over 2022 levels

Houston Agent Magazine 5/31 10:26A Emily Marek
New, pending and closed listings are down in Houston — but consumer traffic at showings indicates that there is still significant demand in the Houston market. Traffic at property showings, via HAR...

Ashton Woods to celebrate grand opening of Oakwood Estates

Houston Agent Magazine 5/31 5:49A Emily Marek
Ashton Woods Homes will celebrate the grand opening of its Waller community, Oakwood Estates, in a June 15 event with food and prize giveaways. “Oakwood Estates is the perfect location for those seeking a quiet, unhurried lake lifestyle,” said...

Case-Shiller: Home-price declines ‘may have come to an end’

Houston Agent Magazine 5/30 10:44A John Yellig
Home prices rose for the  second month in a row in March, suggesting the housing market soft ness that started last year could b e ending , according to S&P Dow Jones Indices .   Specifically, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home...

Grand Central Park tours to showcase ‘the sweet life’

Houston Agent Magazine 5/30 10:05A Emily Marek
The Conroe master-planned community Grand Central Park will host home tour weekends throughout June, inviting potential residents to experience the “sweet life.” Nine model homes from Coventry Homes , David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes,...

These Houston builders are constructing new homes in Emberly

Houston Agent Magazine 5/29 6:00A Emily Marek
Starwood Land has announced that four Houston-area builders will offer homes in the 933-acre, master-planned community of Emberly in Fort Bend County: Lennar , LGI Homes , Tricoast Homes and DSLD Homes. Upon completion, Emberly will include...

Sellers making concessions to buyers has doubled since 2022

Houston Agent Magazine 5/26 9:47A Liz Hughes
The number of home sellers making concessions to buyers has nearly doubled since last year, according to a new Redfin report . More than two in five home sellers have had to make concessions during the selling process to attract buyers. In the...

PulteGroup appoints Kevin Henry chief people officer

Houston Agent Magazine 5/26 8:11A John Yellig
PulteGroup appointed human resources veteran Kevin Henry as executive vice president and chief people officer, effective June 20. He previously held the same positions at BlueLinx Corp., a wholesale distributor of residential and commercial...

The top 10 most expensive new listings in Texas

Houston Agent Magazine 5/26 8:00A Emily Marek
Lots of luxury homes have sold in the Lone Star State in the past month — the most expensive being a 16-bedroom mansion in the Crespi Estates subdivision in Dallas. Here are the most expensive new listings added to the Multiple Listing Service in...

Sierra Vista begins construction on new amenity village

Houston Agent Magazine 5/26 3:00A Emily Marek
The Pearland community of Sierra Vista broke ground on its latest project, Island Amenity Village, which will include a new amenity not yet seen in the Houston residential market: a heated lazy river. Anchored on one end to a white sand beach,...

Bonterra at Woodforest near full close-out

Houston Agent Magazine 5/25 10:33A Emily Marek
Bonterra at Woodforest, Taylor Morrison ’s active-adult community, is nearing a full close-out. Sales in the 700-acre neighborhood first began in 2014, and now less than a dozen homes are still available on the market. “ Bonterra at Woodforest was...

NAR: Limited supply keeps pending-home sales flat in April

Houston Agent Magazine 5/25 7:19A John Yellig
April pending-home sales were flat compared to March but down 20.3% from a year earlier as low inventory continued to cramp would-be homebuyer ambitions, the National Association of REALTORS®...

Pelican Builders’ Westmore mid-rise now open to residents

Houston Agent Magazine 5/25 6:15A Emily Marek
Pelican Builders celebrated the ribbon cutting at its Upper Kirby mid-rise condominium building, Westmore, on May 23. Located at 2323 W. Main Street, the 33-residence building broke ground in February 2021. The mid-century modern-style project...

Property showings surge ahead of year-ago and pre-pandemic levels

Houston Agent Magazine 5/24 9:49A Emily Marek
Traffic at property showings has increased both year over year and from 2019, according to the latest Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of REALTORS® . Over 46,000 potential buyers attended property showings during the week...

Kids R Kids preschool coming to Bridgeland

Houston Agent Magazine 5/24 6:58A Emily Marek
Howard Hughes Corporation announced that early childhood education provider Kids R Kids will open a preschool at its Bridgeland master-planned community. The two-story, 20,000-square-foot early-childhood education facility will be located at the...
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