Where to find accurate information on Real Estate

News from Bayway Homes Seabrook Community SEARIDGE

I know, most of you that are reading our blog on a regular basis, are wondering where we go to get accurate information on what is going on in the Texas & National real estate world. I thought I would share three of my favorite websites that I check in on every week.

RECON is an acronym for Real Estate Center Online News. It’s a twice-weekly briefing on Texas real estate news published by Texas A&M University. You can sign up for a free subscription on their website. http://recenter.tamu.edu/

The site has all the back issues of RECON and the monthly magazine Tierra Grande, along with great Podcasts and lots of Data on everything from building permits, employment, housing affordability and much more. If you’re wondering if investing in real estate in Texas is a good long term investment, check out the “Looming Boom - Texas Through 2030″ article. It made my decision to hold on to the rent house a lot easier. In fact I’m trying to buy another one! http://recenter.tamu.edu/pdf/1841.pdf

My second favorite site would be Houston Assoc. of Realtors website. http://www.har.com/ Most people aren’t aware that you don’t have to be a realtor to use it.

To see our homes here in Searidge click on find a home – click on Single Family - in the Year Built box, type 2010 – in the Subdivision box, type Searidge and search. Click on the photo of 1146 Bay Sky Way, our feature home and if you are interested, click on schedule a showing. Of course you could just call me at 281-942-9112 . Free granite countertops if you mention this blog!

One more website would be http://www.realtor.org

This is the National Assoc. of Realtors website, and again, you don’t need to be a realtor to use some of it. Great up to date information on national news that relates to real estate. The headline today is that the tax credit deadline extension bill has been passed by Congress and is now headed to the President for his signature.

I hope you will find these sites as helpful and useful as I do.

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!