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Texas Rebuilds: A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Texas REALTORS® and Their Communities Prove Resilient

Originally Published in Texas REALTOR® magazine – Source Rubbing her eyes, Rebecca Bagby tries to refocus on the point she was making. She’s head-to-toe in the familiar neon pink of South Texas beachwear, but the leaning palm tree on her T-shirt sits alongside Rockport Strong in white text. Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey made […]

Mortgage Rates Soar as Bond Market Sell-Off Catches Up to Housing Market

iStock Rates for home loans throttled higher in the most recent week, as the recent bond bloodbath closed in on the mortgage market. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.90% in the October 11 week, up from 4.71%, mortgage liquidity provider Freddie Mac said Thursday. That was the highest since April, 2011, and the biggest weekly move […]

Best U.S. property market in 2019? All bets are on Dallas-Fort Worth

  Dallas-Fort Worth tops the list of U.S. cities that real estate industry execs say will be the best for their business in 2019. For the second time in the last four years, D-FW has been rated the highest for property investment and construction in a closely watched real estate beauty contest. The annual Emerging Trends […]

Housing Slowdown? Softening? Whatever You Call It, It’s Real and It’s Here

erhui1979/iStock Ever since the whiplash-inducing, bust-and-boom cycle of the U.S. housing market kicked into high gear with last decade’s devastating crash and this decade’s ever-escalating home prices, bidding wars, and inventory shortages, one question has been top of mind for buyers and sellers alike: Is this “party” ending anytime soon? Lately, those who read economic tea leaves […]

What an Average Home Looks Like in Every State

From New York to Nebraska, here are 50 homes selling for their state’s median listing price across the country. Across the United States, an average home can look very different state by state. Although the median list price nationwide is $289,000, in Hawaii, it’s $639,000, and in West Virginia, that number drops down to $164,000. Check out […]

How does your home’s price compare to the North Texas average?

Enlarge A representation of the homesites David Weekley Homes has planned for Sandbrock Ranch in Aubrey. Does your home feel more expensive? It probably is. Each year, the Dallas Business Journal surveys homebuilders from across the metroplex to gauge how much their homes are selling for. Over the past four years, prices have continued to inch up. […]

August 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report: 3 Things to Know

August 2018 RE/MAX National Housing Report: 3 Things to Know

New MLS Rule Change

The MLS Advisory Group and Board of Directors has approved an MLS rule change that would prohibit listing Participants from entering or submitting title company information into the MLS, such as in the remarks section. There have been many recent reports by brokers who have received fraudulent emails from someone posing as the title rep for […]

How to Understand Home Staging Pricing and Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts

A lot of real estate agents are looking for a good, reliable home stager that can magically transform their listings into the price point their seller is hoping to achieve.  The trouble and confusion sometimes comes when the real estate professional asks a few home stagers to “bid” or present a proposal on their vacant […]

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