Check Out the Latest News from the Houston Association of Realtors

The Houston housing market kicked off 2016 with a strong month of sales, only about 2 percent off the January record, despite the ongoing effects of strains in the energy industry. Single-family homes priced between $150,000 and $250,000 saw year-over-year sales increase by nearly 9 percent while total property sales remained unchanged. According to the latest monthly report prepared by…

Texas Quarterly Housing Report

I absolutely love the Texas Quarterly Housing Report – learning about what’s going on in one of the country’s strongest real estate markets – the great state of TEXAS! – is fascinating to me. It’s especially interesting to learn about what’s going on in the Houston area and comparing that against what I’m personally seeing in my day-to-day business. A…

RE/MAX National Housing Report

RE/MAX provides a national housing report each month, and they are filled with interesting real estate market trends and facts! Check out the latest information  here, and give me a call if you’re interested in buying, selling, leasing or investing! Remember, no one sells more real estate than RE/MAX!

Life is Changing in and Around Valley Ranch!

In case you’ve been living under a rock, let me just tell you that East Montgomery County is BOOMING with activity! From major highways and master planned communities to new businesses large and small, big changes are coming our way (and many have already arrived)! Check out this article about all of the great things coming to Valley Ranch Town…

Short on Cash, More Buyers Turning to Family for Down Payment Help

What do you think about this increasingly common yet non-traditional trend? Would you loan a family member money for a down payment? On the flip side, would you accept money from a family member? The percentage of home buyers relying on friends and family to give them money for a down payment tripled during the recession and is still higher…

Trending Upward…Still!

Great news! October marks the second consecutive month in 2014 with home sales higher than one year ago. October home sales were 2.6% higher than the level of sales in October 2013. Nationwide, the Median Sales Price of all homes sold in the 53 metropolitan areas surveyed by RE/MAX in October was $193,000, which was 7.4% higher than the median…

What do falling oil prices mean for real estate?

It’s no secret that oil prices are down – in fact, it’s all a lot of people can talk about! Houston is the energy capital of the world, but remember – it’s NOT the only thing we have going for us! The energy industry is VERY cyclical. Sure, we’re in a down period now – but it WILL rebound! People…

Houston named #1 real estate market to watch in 2015

According to a recent study by the Urban Land Institute, Houston is the #1 real estate market to watch in 2015! Much of what the study said echoes what we’re seeing here at RE/MAX Rewards. For instance, the study said “Houston offers a significant amount of investment opportunity.” While Houston ranks #1 in commercial and investment real estate forecasts, it…