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Beautifully updated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home on oversized lot in Cochran's Crossing, The Woodlands.  This home has an endless list of features and upgrades made by current owner (see list of upgrades and features on MLS 80172242).  Multi-level floor plan with kitchen, dining, entertainment and master on upper level with a wraparound deck.  Study with ceiling to floor built-ins on mi...
Read Post [Posted on 09/15/2014 By Michele Marano]
Toll Brothers, a luxury homebuilding giant, reported that it doubled its profit during the third quarter, attributing it to higher home prices. Toll Brothers executives say the housing market is slowly on the mend, and there is a "pent-up demand [that is] still yet to be unleashed." Executives are particularly taking note of growth in areas along the coast of California, Texas, and New ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/11/2014 By John Askins]
Million-dollar homes aren’t escaping foreclosure, or the hefty price discounts that often come with it.   The number of homes in foreclosure that have mortgages that are $1 million or higher are nearly twice as high now as they were in 2007, representing about 2.3 percent of all homes in foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac.  "We're seeing evidence in our data that the high-end mark...
Read Post [Posted on 09/06/2014 By John Askins]
Mortgage Rates Sink to New Low for 2014 Daily Real Estate News Friday, August 22, 2014 --> Despite predictions that mortgage rates were to inch up in the second half of this year, fixed-rate mortgages continue to tumble. Borrowing costs moved lower this week, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to a 4.10 percent average, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. The...
Read Post [Posted on 09/04/2014 By Arnold Cazares]
Had the pleasure of going to the Fish & The Knife last night!  It's located on 7801 Westheimer Rd, and it is AMAZING!  Beautiful ambience, great food and friendly staff. Great restaurant located near the Westhill Village Shopping Center!...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By MJ Elisak]
The priciest ZIP code in the country boasts a median home price of more than $4.5 million, according to a list by Forbes that tracked home prices of more than 20,000 ZIP codes nationwide to determine the most expensive areas.  Appraiser Jonathan Miller, chief executive of New York’s Miller Samuel, told Forbes that he’s seen an increase in listings that fall under the luxury bracket this year...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By John Askins]
Are you ready to find your dream home? Let's get started ASAP! Give Kevan Pewitt a call at 281-500-7077 and ask to schedule your Home Buyer Consultation. OR Just go here to get started: http://houstonprimerealty.com/dream-home-finder/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/23/2014 By Kevan Pewitt]
Located in the greatly desired Bayou Bend Towers, showings of the Penthouse don't begin until Sep. 2, but you can tour the property in great detail right here by accessing both the SMARTePLAN floor plan with embedded photos and the Amenities Text -- which is a very detailed room-by-room description of the features and finishes. Dramatic 2-story Entry Foyer and Reception Hall that fl...
Read Post [Posted on 08/23/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Homes continued to grow in total square footage last year, but according to an NAHB analysis, the increase is likely driven by move-up and luxury buyers rather than first-time home buyers, who tend to dominate the market.According to Census data, 39 percent of new single-family homes last year had four or more bedrooms, and 28 percent of the new homes had three or more bathrooms. Fifty-four percen...
Read Post [Posted on 08/22/2014 By John Askins]
This stunning home was custom built and designed by esteemed builder, Charles Martin and also served as his prior personal residence. Elegant touches and thoughtful design define this home which also includes skylit indoor pool, a flowing floorplan, gourmet kitchen and designer finishes throughout.Buying a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com.......
Read Post [Posted on 08/15/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Well-off borrowers increasingly are turning to interest-only mortgages, the same ilk of loan that drove many home owners into foreclosure in recent years. With this product, borrowers pay interest but no principal during the first few years of the loan. The monthly payments can be 30 percent to 40 percent lower than regular mortgages. Interest-only mortgages accounted for about 14 percent of priv...
Read Post [Posted on 08/05/2014 By John Askins]
Luxury homebuyer's tastes have changed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Affluent Houstonians are skipping the once popular large suburban "McMansions" for smaller urban properties that maximize space and convenience through thoughtful design. These more modest, but still upscale, amenities are becoming increasingly popular as empty nesters downsize from suburbia to more 'in town' areas, ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/04/2014 By Tawnya Marney]
More home owners are considering adding a bunker to their backyard. The 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan, as well as the ever present tensions in the Middle East, have prompted doomsday bunker sales to skyrocket, as much as 1,000 percent in some cases.When it comes to bunkers, there are plenty of options to choose from too — from reserving your spot in a giant wa...
Read Post [Posted on 08/02/2014 By John Askins]
Where do home buyers have the most to spend on housing? CNNMoney highlighted a map that shows which states millionaires gravitate to the most. Here are the 10 states that boasted the highest number of millionaires, along with the ratio of millionaires to households in each state: Maryland: 7.70% New Jersey: 7.49% Connecticut: 7.32% Hawaii: 7.18% Alas...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
The growing popularity of jumbo loans is increasing the potential for mortgage fraud with these high-priced loans, according to Interthinx in its latest mortgage fraud risk report.  In recent months, jumbo rates, in some cases, have been lower than conforming rates, leading to them grow in popularity.  "With the rise in popularity of jumbo loans, lenders must be aware of both the credi...
Read Post [Posted on 07/28/2014 By John Askins]
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