Realogy appoints its first-ever president of Coldwell Banker Texas

NRT LLC, the Realogy subsidiary that operates the real estate giant’s company-owned brokerages, has named Charles El-Moussa as Coldwell Banker Texas’ first-ever president.

HUD approves $5B Hurricane Harvey recovery plan for Texas

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday the approval of a $5 billion disaster recovery plan for Texas.

5 markets where homebuyers can win big with falling prices

With home prices rising for 70 consecutive months, homebuyers are in desperate need of a reprieve. For those unwilling or unable to wait for home prices to cool in their area, a move to another state with dropping home prices and a more affordable cost…

Hurricane-struck metros still struggling with mortgage delinquencies

In areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters in 2017, serious delinquency rates, representing mortgages that are over 90 days past due, remain elevated while the rest of the country is at a 10-year low.

For Miss Texas, a 23-year-old Re/Max agent, the sky’s the limit

For the ambitious Generation Z, no dream is out of reach. That’s certainly the case for 23-year-old Logan Lester, a real estate agent who launched her career straight out of college and, while already holding the title of Miss Texas, is currently juggling preparations for the big Miss USA pageant in May.

The top 10 markets for first-time homebuyers: Zillow

Thanks to an abundance of undervalued homes ripe for appreciation, Tampa, Florida, topped the list alongside Orlando, Florida, which also cracked the top five. Houston, San Antonio and Dallas comprised the list of Texas cities ranked among the top 10, …

Chicago is all over Redfin’s list of ‘it’ neighborhoods

Redfin recently released its list of 25 neighborhoods that “have it all,” which revealed where buyers are getting the most bang for their buck, and Chicago neighborhoods dominated the list, taking 14 of the 25 spots …

Real estate team now accepting bitcoin on all current listings

As her market still recovers from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, Nicole Lopez-Cummins and her team hope to tap into an emerging market of real estate buyers with a new social media marketing campaign targeting bitcoin investors …

Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very thankful homeless people in downtown Houston. Realtors like Hamann are doing wonderful deeds all over the count…

Ex-husband indicted in Realtor Crystal McDowell’s murder

A Texas man charged with strangling his ex-wife, a Realtor in Houston, was indicted last Thursday, according to The Houston Chronicle. A Chambers County grand jury leveled the murder charge against Steven McDowell nearly three months after Crystal McDowell, a beloved Realtor with Virginia Malone & Associates, went missing on Aug. 25 during the hours leading up to historic Hurricane Harvey’s destructive landfall …