The leading resource for Houston-area real estate, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR), and the City of Houston soon will jointly release Houston Living, a revolutionary new mobile app designed to give consumers instant access to information about city government, local amenities and events, real estate and more.
Houston Living is a free app that will provide GPS location-based government information, including:
App users’ local elected official bios, websites and social media outlets;
- Nearby neighborhood organizations, associations or civic clubs to encourage homeowner civic involvement;
- Nearby real estate, including homes available for sale and market analysis of recent sales (via a link to HAR.com);
- Nearby city services and amenities, including public transportation options, parks and trails, public safety substations and library locations/hours;
- City news headlines and calendar of events;
- Social media communication from both the City of Houston and HAR.
“HAR worked with the City of Houston for nearly a year to develop a powerful mobile app specific to all that Houston has to offer socially and culturally and that also provides basic information about city services, government officials, neighborhoods and real estate,” said HAR Chairman Danny Frank with Prudential Anderson Properties. “Houston Living is really like several apps rolled into one and represents the first time a real estate association and municipality have engaged in this type of joint venture.”
“This is an example of collaboration at its very best, as HAR and the City of Houston give consumers immediate access to Houston-specific information that otherwise would take considerable time to round up,” said Houston Mayor Annise Parker. “With the volume of people moving to Houston every day, developing an app that meets their needs for real estate resources as well as general information about the city was a no-brainer. But the app is equally valuable to those who’ve called Houston home for some time.”
Development of Houston Living is part of HAR’s ongoing effort to demonstrate the vital role REALTORS® play in connecting homeowners, real estate consumers and local elected officials to the community. HAR serves as a leading advocate for homeownership and property ownership throughout Greater Houston. The app is designed to engage homeowners and real estate consumers by connecting them to elected officials who serve their area, the services provided by local government and the amenities in their neighborhoods.
Houston Living will be available for free download at the Apple App Store/iTunes as well as the Android Market.