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A Home for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

HOUSTON – (By Dale King, Realty News Report) – A Houston-based nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities has launched a $1.4 million initiative to build one house to serve six residents  and a duplex to house up to six additional people. Funds raised through Vita Living’s initiative will support construction of the two residential buildings. The announcement came ... Read More »

2019: The Best Year Ever For Houston Realtors

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston’s hot housing market continued its fiery pace in November as he city’s housing surged toward a record year. November’s 6,395 single-family home sales, were up 3.6 percent from last November, the Houston Association of Realtors reported. It was the strongest November ever for home sales in Houston. With mortgage rates low and Houston ... Read More »

Tampa Firm Buys Seventh Multifamily Project in Houston

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – American Landmark, a fast-growing multifamily firms in the nation acquired an apartment complex near the Astrodome – the seventh Houston project for the firm. The firm purchased the 282-unit  Haven at Lakes of 610.  The seller was a joint venture of  Guefen Development and The Rainier Cos. American Landmark will rename the project “Aspire ... Read More »

‘Housing is Broken’ – John McManus Tells Hive Conference

AUSTIN – (By Ralph Bivins, Realty News Report) – The nation’s housing market “is broken” because buying a new home is not an attainable goal for many middle-class Americans, according to national housing expert John McManus, vice president and editorial director of Hanley Wood’s residential group. Millions of new jobs have been created in recent years, McManus said, with the ... Read More »

Crescent Adding Luxe Brownstones to Ritz-Carlton Development

DALLAS – (Realty News Report) – Crescent Real Estate is finishing up its Tower Residences at the Ritz-Carlton development with four upscale brownstone-style dwellings priced at $5.5 million to $6.5 million. The homes, designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern, will be constructed by Dallas builder Platinum Homes, a firm led by Mark Molthan. Kyle Crews of Allie Beth Allman & ... Read More »

News Highlights of NAHB’s International Builders’ Show

2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show draws 85,000-plus ORLANDO – (Realty News Report) – A crowd of more than 85,000 filled the exhibit halls of Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center Jan. 9-11 as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) drew one of its largest turnouts in recent years at the NAHB International Builders’ Show. Home building professionals from around the ... Read More »

Houston Home Sales Hit Record High in 2017

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – 2017 was the best year in the history of Houston realty sales, according to year-end numbers released by the Houston Association of Realtors. The association reported 79,117 single-family homes were sold in the Houston area last year, up 3.5 percent over the 76,450 sales in 2016. By comparison, five years ago in 2012 when ... Read More »

NAR Forecast: Home Prices to Jump in 2018

CHICAGO – (Realty News Report) – Median home prices are predicted to rise 5 percent next year, mortgage rates are forecast to gradually increase to 4.5 percent from 4 percent today, and new home sales are expected to jump 13.9 percent to 690,000 during the same period, according to the National Association of Realtors annual forecast. Speaking at the annual ... Read More »

David Weekley to Build Townhomes in Hines’ Urban Mixed-Use Development in Jacksonville, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – David Weekley Homes will build 135 townhomes and detached single-family houses in Southside Quarter, a 105-acre mixed-use project being developed by Hines in Jacksonville. The homes will be part of Weekley’s Central Living brand. Central Living is the high-density division of David Weekley Homes offering residential options in prime locations and was first launched in Houston in ... Read More »

New Redfin Mortgage Firm Will Be Based In Dallas; Initially Focused On Texas Triangle Home Loans

DALLAS – Redfin, a Seattle-based residential brokerage firm, has formed Redfin Mortgage, which will be based in Dallas. Redfin Mortgage will begin issuing loans in the first half of 2017, initially serving customers in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio before entering other markets. Redfin Mortgage, led by former BBVA mortgage banker Jason Bateman, will initially focus only on customers ... Read More »

Enough Already – 2016 Record Year for Houston Apartment Construction

(By Dale King) HOUSTON – A third quarter report on the status of multifamily unit construction and occupancy in Houston says a record number of apartments is hitting the local market this year, most of them during the second half of 2016. And while this may look good in the Guinness Book of World Records, it’s not so good for ... Read More »

Austin Firm On Mission to Buy Houston Properties

HOUSTON – PPA Group, an Austin-based multifamily investment firm, has acquired its first apartment project in Houston and it is seeking more opportunities in the Bayou City. The 252-unit Cypress Ridge project, 2331 Bammelwood in north Houston, from CrestMarc of Dallas. “We like the diversity of the economy in Houston and think it is a great time to invest there,” ... Read More »

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