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The Evolution of the Commercial MLS Website

A Moment in HAR History… 1989 – CMLS Launched – Part of the Stellar MLS System 2001 – CommGate Website Launched 2017 – Major Updates to CommGate website –Partnership with Xceligent Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell... 

Spring Has Definitely Sprung

I don’t know about you, but I am relieved that the pollen has finally stopped coating my car the moment I’m done washing it. If I wanted a green car, I would have bought one! Now if only everyone’s allergy symptoms would finally clear up! Speaking of spring and everything that’s blooming, I was very happy to see how home sales and rentals throughout greater Houston blossomed in March. Our market... 

Commercial Gateway Delivers System Improvements

Commercial Gateway’s partnership with Xceligent continues with a newly designed website. Subscription fees for the CommGate CIE have been equalized at $195 per member per quarter, the rate that was initially established in 2001 for “participant” members. All new subscribing members of the CommGate CIE are enrolling at the $195 per quarter rate and existing members are being transitioned to the... 

Spotlight On: Buyers from India

Fast Facts About India Buyers from India purchased $6.1 billion of U.S. residential real estate in 2016 and made up 6% of the total dollar volume of residential sales. From April 2015 to March 2016, Texas had the highest share of home buyers from India at 20% of the market share with California a close second at 17%. Location Preference for Buyers from: India 67% suburban 23% city/urban 8% small... 

Top 10 Countries that Visited HAR.com in March 2017

Each month the International Department will shine the spotlight on a different country and their buying habits. Below you will find some interesting facts about buyers from Mexico. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on Linkedinshare via RedditTumblr itTweet about itBuzz it upSubscribe to the comments on this postPrint for laterBookmark in BrowserTell a friend... 

Congressional Visits May 17-18

An Overview of NAR 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the largest professional trade association in the United States, NAR represents over one million residential REALTORS® and commercial practitioners involved in all facets of the industry, including brokers, sales agents, property managers, appraisers and counselors. NAR fiercely advocates... 

Vote FOR Proposition 1

Election Day is Saturday, May 6. Passing Houston Independent School District’s Proposition 1 is crucial to ensure Houston schools have funding to help students thrive. If the Proposition fails, it could mean: Letting politicians in Austin take our commercial property tax revenue Losing critical funding for our already struggling school district Businesses paying higher tax rates than their neighbors... 

REALTORS® Flock to the State Capitol for REALTOR® Day 2017

Approximately 2,500 REALTORS® and affiliate members from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol in Austin on April 4 for REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol 2017. This number included a six-bus, 230-person delegation from the greater Houston area. HAR members, including HAR and TREPAC leadership, visited with state lawmakers on the following key public policy issues and related bills filed... 

Houston Home Sales Blossom in March

The Houston real estate market’s 2017 winning streak continued in March, as single-family home sales and pricing rose while housing inventory grew. The strongest sales activity took place among homes in the $250,000 to $499,999 range, followed by the luxury market ($750,000 and above), which recorded its fifth consecutive month of sales gains. Inventory levels expanded from a 3.5-months supply to... 

Happy 100th Anniversary HAR

This special section is the first in a series of articles and profiles about the individuals, departments and services that have forged HAR into the great organization it has become during its 100-year history. We hope you enjoy reading these in the months ahead. A century of excellence in serving the real estate industry in Houston and across the great state of Texas The Houston Association of REALTORS®... 
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