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October 17, 2011
Dear Houston REALTORS,
HISD is committed to raising academic achievement and preparing all of our students for college and meaningful careers. High-quality schools are an important factor for families looking to buy a home, and HISD has some of the best schools in the nation. We landed 93 schools on the latest National Center for Educational Achievement list of Higher...
As I write my last chairman’s column, I am reflecting on all that has been accomplished during the last 11 months—and all that is yet to come in 2012.
We have rolled out a new MLS area map that has generated quite a few comments. Fortunately, most of them are positive, and even those that are less positive are being used to help tweak and improve the boundaries and areas covered. You may read more...
This past weekend, two of our REALTOR® members from large, well-known firms were held up at gunpoint in the Lakeview Forest subdivision near Briar Forest and Kirkwood in West Houston. The buyer’s agent was helping the listing agent from another firm to remove some items from a home that is scheduled to close at the end of the month. While the buyer’s agent was in the house and his son was on the...
On Tuesday, November 8, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, HAR’s recommended candidate, won a second term as mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Twelve of HAR’s recommended candidates for Houston City Council won election outright without having to face a runoff. Those recommended candidates are:
On Tuesday, November 8, voters from across the state of Texas approved seven of 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution.
Of the three amendments HAR supported, Propositions 1, 2 and 8, Propositions 1 and 2 were passed by Texas voters. Proposition 1, which would provide a property tax exemption for the surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans, passed with 83% support. Proposition 2,...
Become a Certified Short Sale Negotiator this Year
This in-depth, one-day course is focused on the short sale process and the different negotiation techniques required to successfully negotiate a short sale.
Students who take the CSSN course will receive the following:
One day of professional negotiation and short sale training
CSSN (Certified Short Sale Negotiator) designation awarded
More than 50...
Designed for real estate professionals who have international clients and customers who buy or sell real estate in the U.S., this program trains agents and brokers on legal issues such as the Patriot Act, interstate commerce laws, reporting and withholding requirements, and more. Avoid risk and take advantage of expanding international business opportunities and understand how U.S. regulations impact...
Average price hits an October high as increased pending sales and declining months inventory signal ongoing market stability
The Houston real estate market has added reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving season after logging a fifth straight month of positive home sales in October. The year-over-year increase in single-family homes sales, coupled with a rise in pending sales and continued decline...
The EDGE: October MLS Stats, Mortgage Rates Drop Again, HAR Tool of the Week and More
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The EDGE: Week of November 14, 2011
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HAR TREPAC introduces the Katy Bowl-a-Rama! Join us at Times Square Entertainment off I-10 and Grand Parkway on November 16 for an afternoon full of fun!
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