HAR’s January 2020 MLS Market Update – reporting on a vibrant start to the new year with a seventh straight month of positive home sales and strong activity among lease properties – generated coverage from mid- to late February in the following media outlets:

  • Bellaire Essentials
  • Community Impact Newspaper
  • CultureMap Houston
  • Examiner Newspapers
  • Houston Agent Magazine
  • Houston Business Journal (online and print editions)
  • Houston Chronicle (online and print editions)
  • Houston Community Newspapers
  • Houston Public Media / KUHF 88.7 FM
  • KHOU-TV / 11 News
  • KPRC-TV / Local 2
  • KRIV-TV / FOX 26 News
  • KTRH / NewsRadio 740
  • KTRK-TV / ABC 13 Eyewitness News
  • Realty News Report (RNR)

HAR.com was in the late-night network television spotlight for about 15 seconds on January 31, as Jimmy Kimmel asked his guest, actress Renée Zellweger, about her childhood home in Katy hitting the market. Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” held up a color printout of the HAR.com listing for viewers and his studio audience to see.

HAR Chairman John Nugent discussed Houston’s overall housing market health and identified some of the higher-performing neighborhoods in an interview with KTRH / Newsradio 740 about the January MLS numbers. The story aired on the morning of February 17. 

Realtor.com cited HAR MLS data in an overview of housing price trends in the nation’s biggest cities since the 2008 Great Recession. The story, which published on March 2, referenced Houston’s economic diversification and strong job growth in explaining the healthy housing market.

Houston Chronicle community news reporter Rebecca Hennes wrote “a museum-like, lakefront Woodlands mansion hits the market at $2.4 million” in a February 24 article that profiled one of the newest listings on HAR.com. 

In another of her property profiles, the Chronicle’s Rebecca Hennes spotlighted a recent HAR.com property listing with a Hollywood connection. The 26th-floor penthouse at 2016 Main Street in downtown Houston was home to John Travolta’s love interest, Pam, in the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy,” according to the HAR.com listing. The film is credited with putting the former Pasadena honky-tonk dance hall, Gilley’s, in the national limelight. The story published on March 3.

Citing MLS data that HAR provided, KPRC-TV / Local 2 published details and color photos of the 10 most expensive Houston-area homes that sold in February. The story was posted on the station’s website, click2houston.com, on March 4.