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Houston’s Home Sales are on a Record-Setting Pace, HAR reports

HOUSTON – Houston’s home sales are on a record-setting pace this year. With three quarters of 2016 in the record books, Houston single-family homes sales are running ahead of last year. Year-to-date through September, home sales are up 1.3 percent over the comparable nine-month period of 2015, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. “With home sales ahead of where ... Read More »

How to Transform Houston – Mayor Turner Tells It All To ULI

HOUSTON – City officials are participating in discussions of a transformative proposal to re-work the freeways in downtown Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Thursday in an appearance before the Urban Land Institute organization. The freeway changes could result in the destruction of the Pierce Elevated freeway, a much-maligned and ugly barrier between Downtown and Midtown Houston. “The Pierce Elevated will ... Read More »

The Medical Construction Boom: The Q&A with Arch-Con’s Evan Alford

HOUSTON – With more than $3 billion in construction projects under way, Houston’s Texas Medical Center is the largest life sciences destination in the world. But that’s not all. Construction of medical facilities in Houston is booming, with medical office buildings being built around town as well as expansion of Memorial Hermann, Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine in the ... Read More »

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 »

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