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As you can tell from the cover of the magazine, Commercial Gateway’s quarterly market research report is welcome news to our commercial members who have definitely had a better start to 2012 than some previous years. You may read all about the commercial real estate market in the greater Houston area here. You may also read some of the insightful comments about the market from some of the leaders...
Everyone has been thinking about the big moment for five or six years now. When would it come? What would it sound like? Would it be a major multi-media announcement or just a footnote deep inside some financial column? Would it be a clap of thunder heard by everyone in the forest or simply a nod of acknowledgment between the survivors?
Such was the atmosphere in Dallas recently when the Real Trends...
Houston’s office market ended the first quarter with a total of 699,266 square feet of positive net absorption, according to quarterly market research compiled by Commercial Gateway, the commercial division of the Houston Association of REALTORS®.
Reversing last year’s trends, Class B space accounted for 86.3% of the first quarter’s positive activity, recording its second consecutive quarter...
Volume of single-family home sales is the highest since last summer as the market achieved its 11th straight month of growth
The Houston housing market experienced continued growth in April as home buyers helped support an 11th consecutive month of positive sales. The volume of single-family home sales was the greatest for a single month since last August, and average and median pricing achieved the...
The Houston area’s home prices and office and industrial rental rates will increase with continued growth in the current job market for the next several years, according to Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., chief economist for Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
Jones was bullish on Houston’s economic outlook, even noting uncertainty in the national and international economic picture in remarks at the biannual real...
The GRI designation is the most widely recognized of the National Real Estate Designations. Consisting of three courses, each is taught by experts in their respective fields.
Topics include: Finance, Marketing and Brokerage.
GRI 3: Real Estate Brokerage
Location: HAR Central (live) and HAR Fort Bend (via video conference)
Dates: June 7-8, 11-12
GRI 1: Finance
Location: HAR Central Bay Area
Location: Houston Country Club
7 – 8:30 a.m.
Members – No Charge, Guests – $40
For more information or to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lakewood Yacht Club
2425 NASA Parkway Seabrook, TX
BACREN Members: $20 with reservation • $25 at the door
Non-Members: $25 with reservation • ...
This includes county, state and federal candidates.
Early Voting: Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 25, Poll Times Vary
Election Day: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Polls Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The pictured candidates have opposition in the May 29 Primary Elections.
*Indicates a REALTOR® Party friendly incumbent. An incumbent is a candidate currently holding the elected...
On May 10, HAR Fort Bend hosted Legends and Diamonds at the Ballpark. This evening reception at the new Constellation Field, or “Skeeter’s Stadium” as some of you more affectionately call it, was a fantastic success. HAR hit it out the park by raising slightly more than $20,000 for TREPAC 2012.
The event included a VIP reception and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the new ballpark,...
4 substantive changes TREC made to HOA addendum
On May 7, the Texas Real Estate Commission approved several changes to the Addendum for Property Subject to Mandatory Membership in a Property Owners Association (TREC 36-7, TAR 1922). Here are four of the more substantive ones:
In Paragraph A, the form now reflects the recent statutory change that permits a buyer to obtain a resale certificate directly...