Real Estate

Houzz: The top outdoor home trends for 2024

Houston Agent Magazine 7/11 4:24A Emily Marek
Summer is underway, and many homeowners are looking for ways to upgrade their outdoor spaces so they can enjoy the heat in style. The home renovation site Houzz surveyed homeowners who undertook...

How much value do renovations add to fixer-uppers across Texas?

Houston Agent Magazine 7/10 8:30A Emily Marek
Renovating a fixer-upper is one way to add significant value to a residential property — but just how much value can homeowners add in the Lone Star State? Frontdoor analyzed the cost, added value and profit margin for renovated homes in cities...

Guaranteed Rate rebrands itself as Rate

Houston Agent Magazine 7/10 7:52A Houston Agent
Guaranteed Rate has rebranded itself simply as Rate and unveiled a new logo, the mortgage company announced Tuesday. “Rate’s rebrand is more than just a name change; it represents a new era of growth and innovation. The company remains dedicated...

Coventry Homes launches affordable homes project in Westridge Cove

Houston Agent Magazine 7/9 8:48A Emily Marek
Coventry Homes will offer affordably priced homes in Westridge Cove, a new-home community by Tri Pointe Homes in Conroe. Homes will be priced from the $200,000s and range from 1,200 to 2,500 square feet. Interior features include flex rooms, game...

Newmark Homes and Envision Title launch NewVision Title

Houston Agent Magazine 7/9 5:00A Emily Marek
In a strategic partnership, Newmark Homes and Envision Title have formed NewVision Title, a title company that will primarily serve Newmark Homes customers in the Houston area. The new entity will be located at Newmark’s corporate office at the...

Texas has some of the lowest energy costs in the country

Houston Agent Magazine 7/8 8:47A Emily Marek
Electricity prices rose 6.2% in 2023 and show no sign of slowing down any time soon. However, Texas ranks as one of the U.S. states with the lowest overall energy costs, meaning major savings for Texans. WalletHub analyzed energy costs for every...

Closings increase annually in Houston

Houston Agent Magazine 7/8 4:35A Emily Marek
Closings surpassed 2023 volumes during the 26th week of the year, according to the Weekly Activity Snapshot from the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR). Closings increased by 10.4% year over year, with 2,714 homes sold compared to 2,458...

Houston sees another annual jump in active listings in June

Houston Agent Magazine 7/5 8:32A Emily Marek
Active listings increased by 36.7% in June, according to the First Real Estate Snapshot of Houston (FRESH) Report from the Houston Association of REALTORS® . Just shy of 30,000 properties were on the market last month, up from 21,939 properties...

Nan and Company welcomes two new agents

Houston Agent Magazine 7/5 5:00A Emily Marek
Nan and Company Properties, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate , added two new agents to its team: James Horne and Charlie Bingham. “We are thrilled to announce the addition of our newest team members to our esteemed real estate...

Conroe ISD breaks ground on elementary school in Evergreen

Houston Agent Magazine 7/2 7:27A Emily Marek
Conroe Independent School District recently broke ground on an elementary school in Evergreen , a master-planned community from Shea Homes. Superintendent Dr. Curtis Null, as well as other school officials and representatives from the Lake...

Buyer’s agents play a vital role in growing homeownership

Houston Agent Magazine 6/30 11:40P Nora Aguirre
As the president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals for 2024, it is my honor to discuss the importance of representing first-time homebuyers and the vital role of the buyer’s agent in this process. Our mission at...

Three things that hold back real estate agents, and how to avoid them

Houston Agent Magazine 6/30 11:35P Fred Wilson
The world of real estate sales is set up in a way — traditionally, culturally and in terms of modern technology — where most practicing agents are going to fail. That’s because, when you distill it all down, there are only two aspects to the...
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