Where Is Texas with the Nation’s Top Areas for New Homes?

Texas has been on a hot streak for quite some time when it comes to the housing market and it looks like 2015 will be no different. A report conducted by Realtor.com ranked the top 10 subdivisions and builders, according to closings, between 2012 and 2014 with the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugarland areas in second and fifth, respectively…

Mortgage Rates and Applications Point to Increased Homeownership

Potential homeowners may want to consider making a decision on purchasing a home for the new year. This seems to be the consensus moving forward with many potential homeowners. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, mortgage applications skyrocketed nearly 50 percent (49.1) from the previous week. The Refinanced Index also jumped 66 percent from the previous week, which ended up at the highest level since July of 2013. Along with these increases was the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index, which hit its highest level since September 2013 after increasing…

Housing Market Sour Note Not Indicative of 2014

According to several reports from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 2014, which had been a positive year month-to-month, lost some ground in the final months. Although it's not all bad, it does stand to show that not every month, despite the increasingly positive outlook on the housing market, will be positive…

Why You Should Build Your New Home in 2015

It is the first full week of the new year and with every new year comes new priorities and new resolutions. The pinnacle for every person should be to become a better person and reach for higher goals. One of those goals should include purchasing a new home. There is no better way to start the new year than by establishing yourself and your family for the long term. According to Lowell Pinnock, Houston Division Sales Manager for Design Tech Homes, the best way to prepare for such a life-changing move is by scheduling a time for a free lifestyle and need consultation with one of the New Home Consultants fo…

Should You Move North of Houston?: The Woodlands, Montgomery, and Bentwater

It has been extremely obvious over recent years that Houston, and Texas in general, is the place to buy a home and live. With a tremendously strong economy and a state government that fervently supports businesses of all sizes, the Lone Star State continues to see an influx of new national and international residents. It's no surprise that the fourth largest city gets most of the hype, but it is also the small, surrounding cities that should be given recognition as well. The Woodlands Heading north of Houston, the first stop is The Woodlands, where numerous oil and gas, and energy companies have moved the…