Recent Real Estate News
Houston Realtors warned to be on lookout for "foot fetish creep"
Houston-area Realtors and real estate agents, especially female ones, need to be on the lookout for a “foot fetish creep” who’s been targeting local agents, the Houston Association of Realtors warned its members. While the man is on the phone with a female agent, he asks the agent to describe her footwear and will usually request that she take off her shoes for “improved cell phone reception.”Oregon couple forced out of tiny home
The city named a tiny home in a residential neighborhood unfit for the land that it’s on. Now, despite housing shortages in the area, the couple was evicted from their home. These homeowners claim the government is going after the wrong people.Consumers less optimistic about economy in August
Consumer are losing confidence in the economy as consumer sentiment decreased in August. Consumers struggle over which presidential candidate will be better for the economic conditions or their own personal finances.Washington hits Ocwen with fine for using unlicensed offshore companies
Ocwen Financial will pay $900,000 to the state of Washington after an investigation conducted by the state found that Ocwen used unlicensed companies in India and the Philippines to service mortgages, the state’s financial regulator announced Thursday. Here are the details.Louisiana lays out 3 housing options for flood victims
After flooding destroyed thousands of homes in Louisiana, the state stepped in to create housing options for the newly-displaced residents. This program seeks to very quickly to get people back into their homes, the state governor said.Where to buy a home? Top 10 improved school districts
When it comes to buying a home, good school districts are one of the most important priorities for would-be buyers, especially Millennials. Trulia put together a list of some of the top-improving districts in the nation.CoreLogic: Cash sales make up 30% of home sales in May
Cash sales continue to inch down each month, edging closer to the pre-crisis level, which it could hit by mid-2018. Here are the states and cities contributing the most to cash sales and keeping levels up.This is how the second wave of Chinese real estate buyers are making more money
For the past five years, Chinese investors actively targeted U.S. real estate in major coastal markets like New York City and San Francisco. But times are changing as investors discover higher-yielding real estate assets located far from the iconic cities they once coveted.Natural hazard risk holding back home sales
Home sales in high-risk areas are significantly lower than home sales in areas with lower risks. While this may not come as much of a surprise, people are still paying for homes in these high-risk areas. So, what's the difference?Palo Alto mayor: Housing can’t keep up with extremely high job growth
After a planning and transportation commissioner for Palo Alto bashed the city’s housing efforts in her resignation letter on Medium, the Mayor of Palo Alto decided to go on record with Curbed San Francisco to give the city’s side of the story. His reasoning for the major housing problem: Too many jobs.