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The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Houston Single-Family: Q&A with Mario Arriaga, 2016 Chairman Houston Assn. of Realtors

HOUSTON – With oil prices on an almost daily decline, these are trying times to be in the real estate business. The Houston real estate market has changed, as has the city’s number one industry – energy.  Falling from more than $100 a barrel to less than a third that amount today, the price of oil is hitting low prices not seen ... Read More »

The “F Word” Will Be Spoken in Houston in 2016

HOUSTON – The “F Word.” The word “foreclosure” will be heard by commercial real estate professionals in 2016. About a year ago, Houston was leading the nation in office building construction with some 17 million square feet underway and more projects proposed. Rental rates are going down and vacancies are going up. Sublease space is everywhere and more new buildings ... Read More »

Realty News Report Awards: Best Industrial Project of the Year

Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the smart professionals who are making them happen. Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report ... Read More »

Realty News Report Awards: Best Hotel Project of the Year

Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report Awards – The Best of Houston 2015 Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the ... Read More »

Realty News Report Award: Best Substitution of The Year

Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report Awards – The Best of Houston 2015 Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the ... Read More »

Realty News Report Award: Best Redevelopment of the Year

Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report Awards – The Best of Houston 2015 Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the ... Read More »

Realty News Report Award: Best Construction Project of the Year

Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the smart professionals who are making them happen. Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report ... Read More »

Realty News Report Award for Visionary of the Year

Realty News Report editor Ralph Bivins has selected the most significant projects, deals and ideas of the Houston real estate market for 2015. These aren’t necessarily the largest or the first. But the deals point to future trends, potential gold mines, noble visions and notable accomplishments by the smart professionals who are making them happen. Ralph Bivins’ Realty News Report ... Read More »

Q&A with Transwestern’s Chip Clarke: Making The Right Moves for 2016

It’s no secret that Houston has been adversely affected by the dramatic drop in the price of a barrel of oil.  Where will energy prices go?  How has it affected real estate?  What other cities in America are doing well?  To find out, Realty News Report talked with Chip Clarke, President Americas, at Transwestern and a 30-year veteran of the ... Read More »

Texas Realty Roundup

HOUSTON — i3 Interests and Atlas Real Estate Partners joined forces to purchase a 202,978-square-foot, three-building medical office property in Houston. Scott Carter of Transwestern represented the seller, Peakwood Professional Partnership. Texas Capital Bank provided the financing. The three buildings are located at 800 Peakwood, 810 Peakwood and 714 FM 1960. i3 is a Houston-based commercial real estate firm focused on acquiring and ... Read More »

Seven Things to be Thankful For in Texas Real Estate

  HOUSTON – West Texas Intermediate crude dipped below $40 a barrel for a few days in 2015, punctuating a brutal assault on the Texas economy. It was long fall from $107 a barrel in the summer of 2014. Thousands of Texans were laid off in 2015. Millions of square feet of office space were dumped onto the sublease market ... Read More »

Thank You From Realty News Report – and Happy Thanksgiving

Realty News Report extends a word of thanks to our many readers, friends and supporters at this Thanksgiving holiday. This has been a great year for Realty News Report. We’re thankful for our many new readers and sponsors – and also for those who have been with us for a while. We’ve received a lot positive feedback on our e-newsletter ... Read More »

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