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Texas home sales activity jumps in first half of 2017

Texas home sales volume, home prices, and listings activity experienced strong gains in the first half of the year, according to the 2017 Texas Real Estate Midyear Report. Download the full report here. “The devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey … Continue reading

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Texas international home sales top $18 billion

The sales dollar volume of international home purchases in Texas totaled $18.66 billion from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the Texas International Homebuyers Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Sales dollar volume from foreign homebuyers … Continue reading

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What a new report says about the effects of staging a property

According to the 2017 Profile of Home Staging from the National Association of REALTORS®, 49% of buyers’ agents said that staging had an effect on most buyers’ views of a home. Of sellers’ agents included in the survey, 39% said … Continue reading

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Texans are paying less on mortgage debt than the rest of the country

Texas homeowners have less mortgage debt than the rest of the U.S. thanks to home prices below the national average, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Since 1978, the price of a home in Texas purchased … Continue reading

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Texas small land sales volume continues to grow while prices ease

The Texas Small Land Sales Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS® shows a 14.2% increase in volume for 2016 while the average price per acre declined 0.3% year-over-year. “As our state’s population continues to grow and the … Continue reading

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What homeowners insurance really covers

A survey commissioned by insuranceQuotes—an insurance-comparison website—found that 56% of surveyed homeowners think a standard homeowners policy covers flood damage. But they’re wrong. Although you might know the ins and outs of homeowners insurance, there’s a good chance your clients … Continue reading

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What your future clients will look like

Recent findings from the Pew Research Center show how demographic forces are driving population changes and reshaping how we live. Fewer Americans are married. Only half of U.S. adults today are married, down from 70% in 1950. The increase in … Continue reading

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