Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Reveals Plans to Relocate Its River Oaks Office

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Reveals Plans to Relocate Its River Oaks Office

HOUSTON, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Gary Greene (“Gary Greene”), Houston’s longest-standing real estate firm, today announced plans to relocate its River Oaks office to a newly renovated building that will allow for further expansion as the company grows. The new office will be located on the top floor of 1705 West Gray, two blocks east of its current location. The move is expected to be completed by the mid July 2017.

According to Gary Greene’s partner, Marilyn Eiland, “We are excited about our move to the new location and the opportunity to design a space that will provide better opportunities to serve clients, and support future growth and expansion.”

Gary Greene’s River Oaks office focuses on luxury and urban residential properties located inside the 610 Loop.  The new office when complete will offer state of the art amenities so agents can better serve the growing technological needs of local and international clients and enable the company to expand its team of dedicated local real estate market experts.

 About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has represented buyers and sellers of residential properties since 1963.  Today, with 24 sales offices across the Houston area, Gary Greene lists more homes, sells more homes and generates higher sales volumes than any other Houston broker. To learn more about the company visit www.GaryGreene.com.

The company also specializes in the relocation of buyers and sellers nationally and internationally as a principal broker in the Cartus Network, the industry leader in global mobility. Gary Greene offers the convenience of an in-house residential mortgage loan originator, insurance and title services, preferred electricity rates with Reliant Energy and home warranty protection plans.

For more information about the River Oaks office or to join Gary Greene you can contact JJ Molaison, Broker Associate/Manager at 1.713.961.1722 or go to https://www.garygreene.com/agents/innerloop.

For More Information Contact:

Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Gary Greene
Shari L. Mattern, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel: 1.832.295.4172
Email: shari.mattern@garygreene.com

Markeith Spears Named Manager of Gary Greene’s Pearland Office

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is pleased to announce the promotion of our Inner Loop’s Markeith Spears to the new Manager of our Pearland office. In his Markeith Spears_2011new role, he expects to double the size of Pearland sales office by adding about 25 new Realtors by the end of 2016.

 “I look forward to sharing the story of our company’s culture and support systems with all our agents, regardless of their experience.  Gary Greene offers the training and cutting-edge resources to help our agents reach their potential,” says Spears, previously a top-producing Realtor for the firm’s Inner Loop office.  “Plus, it’s easy to sell a name people trust.”
Prior to joining Gary Greene, Spears served as a Project Manager for Perry Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately owned homebuilders.  
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Spears launched his career at Reliant Energy where he quickly became one of the company’s top-performing Power Consultants.  He later joined CenterPoint Energy where he developed the power layouts for Sienna Plantation, Shadowcreek Ranch and other prominent Houston communities. 
“Markeith has demonstrated an uncanny ability to build relationships, foster camaraderie and teamwork,” notes Marilyn Eiland, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.  “We’re certainly delighted to have him lead the expansion of our presence in the Pearland area.”Since its opening, Gary Greene’s Pearland sales office has been instrumental in helping the longtime Houston firm list more homes, sell more homes and generate higher sales volumes than any other Houston broker for 2014 and 2015.

To schedule an appointment with an agent in Gary Greene’s Pearland sales office, call 281-997-0726. Also, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene at www.GaryGreene.com, at www.Facebook.com/BetterHomesandGardensRealEstateGaryGreene and on Twitter @BHGREGaryGreene.

Houston February Single-Family Homes Sales are UP 7%

With all of the press on Houston’s slowing job growth, what does 2016 hold for Houston in terms of single-family home sales? Houston single-family residential sales in February closed ahead of February 2015 by 7%.  The unexpected increase brought year-to-date sales up by 1%.  An early prediction, as the media has depicted in more dire terms, is that 2016 won’t be near as robust of a year as 2015, the second best residential year in Houston’s history. We now have a 23% increase in inventory and a flat median sales price.  Obviously there are signs that the market won’t be HOT but could possibly be LUKEWARM!   Stayed tuned and we’ll keep you posted!

Here’s a glance at the trends for the month and year:

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*The formula for pending sales was changed last year around April. Until we reach the same month when the formula was changed, we won’t have a true picture of pending sales.  Pending sales are homes that are under contract and have not closed which indicates buyer demand.

Houston Home Sales by Price Class for 2016

What price ranges had the most amount of increased sales in Houston in February?  The following price classes experienced the largest increase in sales over 2015 in February:

  1. $800,000-$899,999 -up 29%
  2. $190,000-$199,999 – up 22%
  3. $200,000 – $249,999 – up 16%
  4. $250,000 – $299,999 – up  8%
  5. $160,000 – $169,999 – up 10%
  6. $170,000 – $179,999 – up 10%

The hottest selling price ranges fall into the ranges of $130,000 – $$499,999 with the exception of the $800,000-$899,999.

A quick review of all of the price classes by sales year-to-date indicates that homes priced between $130,000-$399,999 are in a distinct sellers’ market due to Months of Inventory being 3.8 or much less. Homes priced $400,000-$499,999 are in a normal market with Months of Inventory being 6.5 months.  Homes above that price range are in a buyers’ market. This may be a harbinger of a slowing market although in the majority of price classes in Houston, we are still very safely in a sellers’ market.

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area located within its boundaries. Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE.

To search for homes by price range and map, CLICK HERE.

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

 

 

 

Single Family Home Sales Decline 2% in First Month of 2016

2015 was the second best residential real estate year in the history of Houston and 2014 was the best! What does 2016 hold for Houston?  Houston single-family residential sales closed 4,024 homes or 2% fewer homes than found in January 2015!  There is no question that employment growth has slowed in Houston as the energy industry continues to contract.  Job creation is always a driver of home sales growth and yet, it is difficult to predict in one month of a New Year, just how much impact it will have on 2016 home sales.  Stayed tuned and we’ll keep you posted!

Here’s a glance at the trends for the month and YTD:

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As you can see from the table above, single family homes sales are down by 2% as is dollar volume sales. Average sales prices are flat however median sales price is up 5%.  Inventory, which has been lagging for the last few years have grown by 22%.  This increase may very well bring out pent-up demand from buyers unable to find availability in the last few years.

Houston Home Sales by Price Class for 2016

What price ranges sold the most in Houston? The following price classes experienced the largest increase in sales over 2015 in January:

  1. $80,000  – $89,999 – up 23%
  2. $200,000 – $249,999 – up 22%
  3. $700,000 – $799,999 – up 18%
  4. $150,000 – $159,999 – up 11%
  5. $190,000 – $199,999 – up 11%

A quick review of the home sales in January by price class indicates the following:

  • Homes priced below $400,000 are in a sellers’ market based on an MOI of 4.5 or less.
  • Homes priced above $500,000 are in a buyers’ market based on an MOI of 7.2 or greater.
  • Homes priced $400,000 – $499,999 are in a balanced market based on an MOI of 6.1. A balanced market is where neither the buyer or seller has a bargaining advantage due to inventory.

Months of Inventory [MOI] indicates how long it would take to sell a home in a specific price class given the current rate of sales. Anything below 6 months is considered a sellers’ market and anything above 6 months is considered a buyers’ market. Houston is currently comprised of a bifurcated market – it’s a sellers’ market and it is a buyers’ market depending upon the price range.

The Houston overall market is so large; it rarely reflects the same trends as a submarket area within its boundaries. Some areas are exceeding Houston’s overall growth in sales while others are lagging behind.  For a breakdown of activity by area with a map, CLICK HERE.

To see the hottest selling geographical areas for the month in Houston, CLICK HERE.

To search for homes by price range and map, CLICK HERE.

Data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Information Services™, and The Real Estate Center for Texas A&M and written by Toni Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

 

 

 

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Ranks as One of Texas’s and the Nation’s Top-Producing Brokerage Firms in RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Report

(RISMedia-Norwalk, CT) – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, headquartered in Houston, Texas recently announced its ranking as the number 6 real estate firm in Texas in transactions and sales volume.  Nationally, BHGRE Gary Greene announced its ranking as the number 49 real estate firm in the United States in transactions and the number 50 real estate firm sales volume, according to RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report. The firm is also pleased to report Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene reported a total sales volume of $2,465,744,877 in 2014, representing 8,845 closed residential transactions.

This year’s Power Broker Report is based on responses to RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Survey, distributed in early January. More than 1,000 real estate firms from across the country completed the Power Broker Survey, reporting a collective 3,203,736 closed residential transactions in 2014, accounting for a total $973,976,005,312 in sales volume.

Now in its 27th year, the Power Broker Report has long honored the incredible business feats of remarkable real estate leaders-and brokerage firms-who continue to shape our industry. Each April, RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine highlights the Top 500 Power Broker firms according to sales volume and transactions.

RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston congratulated Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene for their prestigious ranking in this year’s Power Broker Report. “The firms represented are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of consumers with their real estate needs,” Featherston said. “2014 was a growth year for many real estate firms across the country, as low inventory created a ripe environment for home sellers and move-up buyers, and continued low interest rates and rising rents enticed more new buyers to take action. As market dynamics continue to fluctuate, today’s more knowledgeable, more tech-savvy real estate consumers will look to proven real estate firms and their agents to help guide them toward the best real estate decision. Being ranked in the Power Broker Report validates your firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for today’s homebuyers and sellers.”

RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report ranks firms by closed transactions and sales volume for the prior year. The Top 500 rankings appear in the April issue of Real Estate magazine and online at rismedia.com. The complete ranking of all firms that meet the criteria will be available in the 2015 Power Broker Report publication, available both digitally and in print this summer.

RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey is based on results garnered from a survey distributed via email and available online at rismedia.com. The survey ranks residential real estate brokerage firms according to closed transaction numbers and closed sales volume for the year 2014. All sales and transaction data is submitted directly by brokerage firms and verified by the firm’s financial executives, outside accounting firms and /or corporate franchise headquarters.

HAR Names Realtor Jennifer Wauhob as Rising Star Among “20 Under 40”

wauhobHOUSTON (September 10, 2014) – Jennifer Wauhob, of  Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Gary Greene, has been named one of the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate. Wauhob is an agent at the BHGRE Gary Greene Katy office, and is being recognized as a young professional in the real estate industry.

“I am humbled and honored to have received this recognition from the Houston Association of Realtors,” said Wauhob. “I truly love what I do and know that it wouldn’t be possible without my amazing clients and the support I have received from my company.”

The 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate Award demonstrates excellence in sales, leadership and community service. To honor the winners of this award, the HAR’s 4th annual awards celebration will be held on September 22, 2014 at the Bayou City Event Center.

Wauhob began her real estate career four years ago with BHGRE Gary Greene. She is also a part time career development coach for the BHGRE Gary Greene Katy office. In 2013, she was the winner of the Better Homes and Gardens Silver Award, which recognizes outstanding performance as a real estate professional, ranking Wauhob among the top two percent of all agents in the national brand. She is currently serving on several HAR advisory boards. Outside of real estate, Wauhob is a mother of two daughters and is an active member of the Houston Junior League. Wauhob is also a member of the Second Baptist West where she sings on the Praise Team.

The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Katy office is located at 23922 Cinco Village Center #123 Katy, TX 77494. Wauhob can be reached at 281-646-1136 or via email at jennifer@katygoodlife.com. For more information about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, visit GaryGreene.com.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is a leading Houston residential real estate brokerage and is owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland. Celebrating its 50th year of operations in the Houston area, the company has listed more homes, sold more listings and closed more transactions than any other brokerage in Houston. The brokerage has grown to encompass 21 offices in the greater Houston/Galveston area and more than 900 agents.

The Houston Business Journal has named the company No. 1 in closed transactions. Real Trends Magazine ranked the company No. 50 among all residential brokerages in the United States in closed transaction sides in 2013. The company actively supports The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a 501c3 that supports children and their families battling cancer.

For more info please visit, www.GaryGreene.com, like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene to Host Flappers and Fellas 2014

All Proceeds to Benefit The Sunshine Kids and Triumph Over Kid Cancer

HOUSTON (September 15, 2014) Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Gary Greene is thrilled to announce that Flappers and Fellas 2014 will be held on Saturday, October  4, 2014 at the Audi Central Houston location. Co-chairs Lynette Lew and Bob Miles invite guests to join them and BHGRE Gary Greene for a 1920s themed party from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. to benefit The Sunshine Kids and Triumph Over Kid Cancer.

“At Better Home and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene we look forward to events that allow us to step away from our real estate careers and  give back to a cause that we’re passionate about,” said Lynette Lew of BHGRE Gary Greene. “We continue to be amazed by the support from our agents and are excited to celebrate our fundraising success at this year’s new venue.”

More than 300 attendees are expected for a roaring evening of live auction, food, games and libations.

All guests are encouraged to wear 1920s attire, whether it’s as a Flapper Doll, Dapper Dan, Gangster, Moll or Silent Screen Star. Advance admission tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at www.garygreenefoundation.com.

The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. They are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients.  The Sunshine Kids provide a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.

Triumph Over Kid Cancer is dedicated to raising money to help find a cure for cancers that attack children and teenagers. They have seen first-hand how cancer affects both the patients and their families. More importantly, they have seen that a simple thing like hope can raise cancer patients from all lows and that hope is in the collaborative research for new treatments. Their mission is to raise funds to improve treatment and survivability of Pediatric Bone Cancer.

The Flappers and Fellas 2014 sponsorship levels include:

Sophisticat, $10,000+

  • 15 Tickets
  • 2 Reserved tables
  • Sponsorship recognition at the event
  • Highlighted logo on the step and repeat
  • Featured in all print media

Big Daddy, $5,000+

  • 8 Tickets
  • 1 Reserved table
  • Sponsorship recognition at the event
  • Highlighted logo on the step and repeat
  • Featured in all print media

Cat’s Meow, $2,500+

  • 4 Tickets
  • Reserved seating
  • Sponsorship recognition at the event
  • Highlighted logo on the step and repeat

Bee’s Knees, $1,000+

  • 4 Tickets
  • Reserved seating

Cool Cats, $500+

  • 2 tickets

For more information on the Flappers and Fellas 2014 event, email Lunette Lew at Lynette@LynetteLew.com or call at 713-582-2202. To make an online donation visit, www.garygreenefoundation.com.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is a leading Houston residential real estate brokerage and is owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland. Celebrating its 50th year of operations in the Houston area, the company has listed more homes, sold more listings and closed more transactions than any other brokerage in Houston. The brokerage has grown to encompass 21 offices in the greater Houston/Galveston area and more than 900 agents.

The Houston Business Journal has named the company No. 1 in closed transactions. Real Trends Magazine ranked the company No. 50 among all residential brokerages in the United States in closed transaction sides in 2013. The company actively supports The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a 501c3 that supports children and their families battling cancer.

For more info please visit, www.GaryGreene.com, like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Record Number of Single-Family Homes Sales In Houston MLS Close in July!

The Houston single-family real estate market experienced 7,769 single-family home sales in July. This is the most number of sales ever recorded in any one month in Houston MLS history!  The sales brought the real estate market 1% above last years’ sales.  While 1% may not sound phenomenal, 2013 was the best real estate year in Houston history.  Any increase over last year is a record breaker indeed! One statistic found in July gives us a clue about where the market is trending in the near future.  Pending sales [contracts written] in July clocked-in with a 6% increase over last July. The increase signifies that Houston may experience more closed sales in August than last year, keeping 2014 above the 2013 historical record.  Many external factors can impact the remainder of the year, however if 2014 doesn’t surpass sales in 2013 – it will close out as a very close second!  And with 11% less inventory to sell than last year, 2014 has performed beyond expectations.

Here’s a look at the most pertinent metrics for the month and year-to-date:   ScreenShot073


What price classes of homes are selling the most in this record-breaking market?

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  • $500,000 – $599,999   26% increase in sales over last year
  • $400,000 – $499,999   20% increase
  • $600,000 – $699,999   20% increase
  • $300,000 – $399,999   19% increase
  • $700,000 – $799,999   14% increase

All of the above price classes are in a strong sellers’ market EXCEPT the $700,000-$799,999 price class which is in a balanced market.    The type of market [seller, buyer and balanced] is determined by  Months of Inventory.  Example:  If an area has 6 months of inventory, that means that at the current rate of sales, it would take 6 months to deplete the current supply of inventory if no additional homes come on the market.  Six months of inventory is considered a balanced market and any number below 6 months is a sellers’ market.  Any number above 6 months is a buyers’ market.  The $700,000-$799,999 price class currently has 6.8 Months of Inventory – the most months of inventory of all price classes mentioned above.

Houston Market Data by Area: The Houston MLS area is so large that submarket sectors rarely perform the same as the overall market. For a glimpse of the Houston real estate market by areas, CLICK HERE.

Since July was such a banner month of sales, it’s always interesting to check out which market areas in July were the hottest and which weren’t so hot. To review the Houston MLS Hotness Index by Area, CLICK HERE.

Houston is hot! Houston weather is experiencing pretty high temperatures and the real estate market is just as hot!  With more than half of the year over, it will be interesting to see how the rest of the year unfolds.  Stay tuned this month and every month.

Statistical data provided by the Houston Association of Realtors® Real Estate Information Services™ and the Real Estate Center at Texas A & M University and written by Ton Nelson, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.

Lake Houston Office Adds New Realtor Jon “Cash” Cashion

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HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 13, 2013) –Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene proudly welcomes Realtor Jon “Cash” Cashion to its Lake Houston office.  Although experienced with all types of properties, Cashion, an avid golfer with a 6 handicap, specializes in golf course properties.

“Cash brings a great attitude and perspective to the team,” said Lisa Dempsey, manager of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lake Houston office. “Clients respond to his personality and appreciate his immense knowledge and organizational skills.”

“Real estate is in my blood,” said Cashion, a fourth-generation home builder.  “I worked in and around the real estate industry for many years before I became a Realtor.  My experience owning a home remodeling business enables me to counsel my clients and show them the possibilities that exist within each property we tour.”

Cashion enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, ages 22 and 13.  When he isn’t on the golf course, Cashion enjoys custom motorcycles and restoring classic cars. His current project is a 1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible.

The Lake Houston office of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is located at 18455 West Lake Houston Parkway, Suite 250, Humble, Texas 77346.  Cashion can be reached at 281-773-2623 or via email at jon.cashion@garygreene.com.  For more information about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, visit www.GaryGreene.com.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is a leading Houston residential real estate brokerage and is owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland. Celebrating its 50th year of operations in the Houston area, the company has listed more homes, sold more listings and closed more transactions than any other brokerage in Houston. The brokerage has grown to encompass 21 offices and more than 850 agents. Real Trends magazine ranked the company among the top 60 residential brokerages in the United States in closed transaction sides in 2012. The company actively supports Sunshine Kids. www.GaryGreene.com.

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Attached photo, courtesy Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene:

Jon “Cash” Cashion, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, Lake Houston office

Media Contacts:
Susan Love Fitts
Susan Love Fitts Communications
(936) 597-8825
susan@susanlovefitts.com

Marilyn Eiland
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
(713) 465-6644
marilyn@garygreene.com

Houston’s Hot Luxury-Home Market Extends to Bay Area

Sales Are Up And Show No Signs of Slowing Down

HOUSTON, TEXAS (October 17, 2013) – “The luxury-home market in Houston is hot and shows no signs of cooling off,” said Mark Woodroof, partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene.

Year-to-date sales (through August 2013) of Houston-area homes priced $1 million and more are up 47 percent over sales for the same period last year, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.

“Houston’s luxury homebuyers want a location that is convenient for them and all the amenities to enhance their lifestyle,” said Marilyn Eiland, also a partner with the company. “This includes high-tech features, fabulous design elements for kitchens and baths, and extravagant outdoor entertainment areas.”

Results from a recent Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate survey reflect that 75 percent of luxury homebuyers believe that homeownership is a more sound investment that the stock market, and 57 percent of employed luxury homeowners believe that homeownership is a bigger indicator of success than their job or title.

Bay Area Luxury

Dan McCarver is a top-producing Realtor with the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene office in the Bay Area, where he specializes in the luxury-home market.

“The luxury market in the Bay Area is led by full-time residents who are local professionals and entrepreneurs who are ‘moving up’ within the community,” said McCarver.

“They are attracted to golf course homes, waterfront sites, and equestrian properties, all of which are found in the area from Bay Oaks to Clear Lake and Galveston. There are also very attractive equestrian properties in Friendswood,” said McCarver.

The Great Lavish Outdoors

“Luxurious outdoor kitchens and living areas are the number one feature that luxury buyers are asking for,” said McCarver. “Pools continue to be in demand, and the newer ones have stunning water features and are often made luminous with dramatic fire urns.

It is almost a given that buyers will want elevators, a wine cellar or wine room, and a media room.  “A second bedroom on the main level is always a plus for guests or a nanny.”

Hot Neighborhoods

In the Waterford Oaks gated enclave in Kemah, sales are popping. “I recently had two waterfront listings there, and each one sold for more than $1 million,” said McCarver, who added that they were only on the market for a sizzling 30 days.

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Sometimes lifestyle changes create a buyer with different needs.  McCarver recently worked with a couple who purchased a half floor of the Endeavour on Clear Lake. They did not compromise on luxury — the 19th floor condominium had magnificent panoramic views and building amenities that included a gym, concierge, theatre and spectacular pool.

The Future of Luxury

“The luxury-home market in Bay Area and surrounding communities is very strong,” said McCarver. “I don’t see it slowing down.”

Woodroof said he believes that the luxury-home market all over the Houston area will continue to do extremely well.

“Houston is a dynamic city with a robust economy, and we see only bright things ahead for the luxury-home market and for the real estate market overall.”

For more information about Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, visit www.GaryGreene.com.


About the Survey

The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Luxury Homes Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 500 luxury homebuyers, between May 20 and June 4, 2013, using an email invitation and an online survey.

Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 4.4 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene is a leading Houston residential real estate brokerage and is owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland. Celebrating its 50th year of operations in the Houston area, the company has listed more homes, sold more listings and closed more transactions than any other brokerage in Houston. The brokerage has grown to encompass 21 offices and more than 850 agents. Real Trends magazine ranked the company among the top 60 residential brokerages in the United States in closed transaction sides in 2012. The company actively supports Sunshine Kids. www.GaryGreene.com.

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Attached photo, courtesy Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene:

This home in the gated enclave of Waterford Oaks in Kemah was recently listed by Dan McCarver with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene’s Bay Area office and sold for more than $1 million after being on the market for only 30 days.


Media Contacts:

Susan Love Fitts
Susan Love Fitts Communications
(936) 597-8825
susan@susanlovefitts.com

Marilyn Eiland
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
(713) 465-6644
marilyn@garygreene.com