“2012 was a phenomenal year for the Houston housing market, thanks to the addition of more than 85,000 new jobs locally as well as continued low interest rates,” said HAR Chairman Danny Frank with Prudential Anderson Properties. “Market conditions have created excellent opportunities to sell a home in many parts of town, with some sellers receiving multiple offers. With less than four months of inventory on the market and continued demand, we could see further pressure on pricing until inventory levels pick up.”
Due to open this Friday, May 25th is the reconstructed pier that goes out into the Gulf of Mexico off of the seawall in Galveston Texas. This was once home to a old Hotel that was finally deconstructed by the hurricaine in 2010. It was subsequently purchased by Landry’s. This will bring some additional entertainment jobs that is badly needed on the island.
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Rozlynn Crew / March 15, 2012 / No Comment
In another REALTOR® association first, HAR has created an Online Consumer Research Panel of HAR.com subscribers. The goal of the panel is to continually survey Houston area real estate consumers and gather information that will be used to improve the services offered by HAR and help inform HAR members about better ways to serve their clients.
Working in partnership with the WAV Group, the first survey was on the topic of Lifestyle search preferences. With more than 1,900 consumer responses, the majority of consumers polled are very interested in the idea of lifestyle search as an effective method for identifying a neighborhood or location that works for their lifestyle needs. The most popular search factors included schools/school ratings, walk-a-bility and distance from work/school. You may review the complete results of the survey by clicking here.
Future polling topics include consumer interest in market statistics, HAR.com and third party search preferences, Transaction Management and Mobile Search.