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During summer months when gardens are in bloom and the sun is shining bright, curb appeal comes naturally to many homes. But when the autumn chill turns to winter cold and the sun sets earlier in the day, it becomes more difficult to create that inviting exterior look that grabs buyers from the curb.Fortunately, it is still possible to create striking winter curb appeal without expensive or compli...
Read Post [Posted on 12/20/2014 By John Askins]
A traditionally quieter time of year for real estate is anything butHOUSTON — (November 12, 2014) — The Houston real estate market plowed through October at full-throttle, driving prices up once again and ensuring that the supply of homes remained at historic lows. The greatest sales activity took place among homes priced between $250,000 and the millions.According to the lates...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Q: I am a Texas Realtor. I just read an article in a major newspaper that confused me. That author says that all brokers represent sellers because the seller pays them, and that this obligates the buyer's agent to serve the interests of the sellers. I am a buyer's representative, and get my commissions through the MLS offer to share. There is no exception for buyer's brokers. Why does he think I r...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Susan Greer]
Energy services companies sign big office leases in HoustonDec 17, 2014, 11:51am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleThomas Properties GroupHouston-based Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), which provides helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, signed a 115,000-square-foot new lease at CityWestPlace in the Westchase submarket.Olivia Puls...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Exxon and ConocoPhillips make record-breaking bid for offshore exploration rightsDec 17, 2014, 8:52am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Canada-based Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) bid $559 million Canadian dollars for exploration rights in the Flemish Pass offshore Newfoundland in nor...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Christopher Chin]
There's a perception that listing a home for sale over the winter months in a northern state is foolhardy. However, recent research has pointed to the opposite: Listing during the "off-peak" selling season can actually be the perfect moment for sellers to get attention from serious buyers in less time than usual. How would you convince potential sellers of this? Well, according to sale...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By John Askins]
Some Americans who still owe more than what their house is currently worth are opting to walk away from their mortgage. But a survey finds Americans don’t agree with home owners who make that choice. Sixty-percent of Americans say it is “never OK” for home owners to stop making payments on their mortgage, according to a new survey of 1,000 American adults by FindLaw.com, a legal informat...
Read Post [Posted on 12/17/2014 By John Askins]
High-speed rail plan to Dallas leaves The Woodlands strandedDec 12, 2014, 2:15pm CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleCourtesyThe proposed routes for the high-speed rail from Dallas to Houston appear to have snubbed The Woodlands.Joe MartinReporter-Houston Business JournalEmail    TwitterPlans for the high-speed rail from ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Southwest Airlines to launch six international routes from Houston Hobby AirportDec 12, 2014, 7:18am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleLance MurrayA Southwest Airlines jet on approach to Dallas Love Field.Paul O'DonnellEditor-in-Chief-Dallas Business JournalEmail    Twitter    OtherSouthwest Airlines ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Christopher Chin]
What falling oil prices mean for Houston's housing marketDec 10, 2014, 4:10pm CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleCourtesyJim Gaines is a research economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.Home of the DayPaul TakahashiReporter-Houston Business JournalEmail    TwitterRealtors may be worried about how falli...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Enbridge cuts jobs amid slumping oil pricesDec 15, 2014, 8:28am CST UPDATED: Dec 15, 2014, 11:01am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleHouston-based Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE: EEP) is the latest energy company to announce budgetary cuts due to dropping oil prices.Nora OlabiEditorial intern-Houston Business JournalEmailHouston-ba...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Deal of the Week: Downtown Houston tower trades hands in record-breaking deal SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Dec 12, 2014, 5:00am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this article1000 Main, formerly known as Reliant Energy Plaza, was marketed for sale by CBRE and fetched $450M, or $537 per square foot, in a record-breaking deal in Houston.Emily WilkinsonPrint ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Christopher Chin]
If there are other homes around yours that are "distressed" with homeowners who have lost jobs, or some other hardship, they won't be in top condition.Show pride of ownership by putting your home in top move-in condition so that your home is more appealing to buyers than any other home in your area and price range.Price it right.You can expect lowball offers in a buyer's market, but homes that are...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
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