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Agent Spotlight: URE Adds Presence in Houston Market

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If you’re buying or selling a home in the Houston area, you’re in luck. United Real Estate is pleased to announce that we now have a new three-person team joining the Houston real estate office.

The three high-performing members of our new team, Barbara Byrd, Kelly Lark and Judy Vinson, bring years of experience and a commitment to outstanding service to the Houston real estate market. They joined our company in late May after working for Keller Williams Metropolitan. Kelly Lark stated that the team decided to become part of United Real Estate after realizing that our franchise model is a perfect fit for them. They now have access to our national network of support and resources, while also having the ability to help their business grow and thrive. With their arrival, we now have a stronger presence in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. Our company continues to expand, thanks to our outstanding customer service team and the talented new agents that are joining us across the country.

Ready to get started with buying or selling a home? Visit United Real Estate to find a local office, and stop byour Facebook page.

How to Plan for Your 2014 Real Estate Goals

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Is buying a house on your list of real estate goals this year? If so, you’re probably aware that it takes a lot of planning to find the right home and be able to purchase it.

Keep the following Houston real estate tips in mind when searching for a home this year:

  • Clean up your credit: Having a solid credit history is essential in order to be approved for a mortgage. Fix up your credit by paying off credit card debt or at least keeping low balances on your cards and always making payments on time.
  • Be realistic: Don’t look for homes that you can’t afford. Your search should only include properties that are within your price range. Otherwise, you could get in over your head financially.
  • Think long-term: Only buy a house if you plan on living in it for a few years or more. Selling a home sooner means that you could actually lose money.
  • Hire a realtor: Find a realtor who can help you find the best homes to look at and walk you through the buying process.

Other questions? Feel free to contact us and one of our agents can give you advice for the future.

Houston Real Estate: City Listed Second-Fastest Growth Nationally

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The Houston real estate market is booming. Not only is it the fourth largest city, by population count, in the United States but it has the second highest growth rate, according to the US Census Bureau.

Why are so many people flocking to Houston? Perhaps it is the low unemployment rate or the mild winters. Maybe it is because this city is home to a number of professional sports teams or because the largest medical care facility in the world is located there. Possibly the attraction is the culturally diverse, young population or the world renowned museum district.

It seems likely that the answer is all of the above plus the availability of affordable housing and well rated school districts. Whatever the actual reason for the rapid growth of this city, the fact is that the real estate market is thriving.

If you are considering relocating to Houston or have a property there you want to put on the market, United Real Estate agents are ready to help you. Our national network has an office in Houston and local agents who know the city well.

Contact United Real Estate to find out more about buying or selling Houston real estate.