New Mortgage Lending Rules Will Likely Delay Home Closings

Forget the days of 30 day home closings.  New federal regulations taking effect this summer will provide a better home buying experience for consumers, but will likely slow down the closing process for Realtors, mortgage lenders and title companies, according to Mike McFarland, outgoing president of the Houston Mortgage Bankers Association and a senior loan […]

Questions & Answers: How long will the Real Estate upswing last?

Houston’s housing market never experienced serious declines during the downturn, but the upswing has been fierce.  Single-family home sales have risen for 34 straight months, and prices have been climbing for two years, as a growing economy continues to fuel home buying in many parts of town. Even as a historically low inventory has made […]

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