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To see the speed of demographic change in Texas, look no further than its largest city — Houston. Only 40 percent of the city's population is non-Hispanic white, and by a Rice University count, it's the most racially and ethnically diverse city in America."Houston is an immigrant magnet," says Glenda Joe, a Chinese-Texan community organizer whose extended family came to Houston in the 1880s."Texas...
Read Post [Posted on 08/31/2014 By John Askins]
A Fort Bend-area master-planned community where luxurious homes, water features and resort-style amenities define the landscape, Riverstone is one of Fort Bend County’s most desirable addresses and one of the nation’s top-selling developments.Riverstone residents enjoy an enviable lifestyle that includes a broad selection of new homes with coveted Sugar Land and Missouri C...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By Almas Devshi]
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]
One of the best things about relocating to Houston was getting to go to Texans football games.  We made it out to the season opener and can't wait to see them make the playoffs!...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By MJ Elisak]
A Fort Bend-area master-planned community where luxurious homes, water features and resort-style amenities define the landscape, Riverstone is one of Fort Bend County’s most desirable addresses and one of the nation’s top-selling developments.Riverstone residents enjoy an enviable lifestyle that includes a broad selection of new homes with coveted Sugar Land and Missouri C...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By Almas Devshi]
Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen, according to FBI crime data. However, violent crime increased in more than half of the cities that have among the highest crime rates in the nation, according to a review of crime data by 24/7 Wall St.“The cities with the highest crime rates tend to have particularly high poverty rates, high unemployment, and low median income,” according to its analysis. The ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By John Askins]
NEW LISTING! 12455 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77077 - MLS# 21601249 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/29/2014 By Connie Vallone]
Thieves are continuing to prey on foreclosed and bank-owned properties, removing copper, appliances, and other fixtures, and leaving behind a mess for those who have to sell it. Foreclosures often become prime targets since they are vacant. The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® recently warned its members of scams involving thieves who remove “For Sale” signs from yards and then bring a tru...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By John Askins]
With August being one of the top months for home sales, WalletHub compared the 300 largest U.S. cities to determine the ones that are most and least attractive to first-time home buyers.Six Texas cities were among the top ten best cities names for first-time homebuyers. The new ranking is in 2014′s Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers.Allen ranked second on the list behind Br...
Read Post [Posted on 08/27/2014 By John Askins]
Median list prices continued to move up in the majority of markets in July, according to realtor.com®’s latest National Housing Trend Report. The median list price is where half of active listings are higher and half are lower. The following markets posted the largest gains in median list prices in July year-over-year, according to realtor.com®’s data: Stockton-Lodi, Calif.: 31.9% ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/27/2014 By John Askins]
Texas has been a major beneficiary of increased oilfield employment, and that continues to have a positive impact on many of the state’s real estate markets. “It’s no secret that the oil and gas sector has a bright spot in the U.S. economy during the past few years,” said Dr. Harold Hunt, research economist with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. “A PricewaterhouseCo...
Read Post [Posted on 08/27/2014 By John Askins]
Recent data shows rents for apartments in the Houston area are increasing at the fastest pace on record.    Construction underway on a Montorse-area apartment complex. Houston has experienced fast risings rents and is building more and more projects to make up for shortage. (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle) Recent data shows that apartment rents are increasing a...
Read Post [Posted on 08/26/2014 By Rita Nelson]
Depending on how Americans' experienced last decade's housing crash—whether they were a home owner or a bystander reading about it in the news—as well as their age influenced their perceptions of home ownership today, according to a study by economists at the Boston Federal Reserve.Two-thirds of Americans who did not personally suffer a loss directly from the housing crisis and who knew of the hou...
Read Post [Posted on 08/24/2014 By John Askins]
The quality of schools is an important criterion among home buyers in finding a perfect home. In fact, millennial home shoppers say they’re ready to move to the suburbs if it means they can find quality elementary schools there, a new realtor.com® survey shows. Realtor.com® analyzed the results of its search-by-school feature – which helps buyers filter local school information during thei...
Read Post [Posted on 08/23/2014 By John Askins]
Rendering of Swayze Court - Photo from Urban Living At the corner of Alba and Wakefield Urban Living's latest development is getting attention from the locals. Not just for the homes, but for the name - Swayze Court. It's a nod to famous Oak Forest native and Dirty Dancing star Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy. According to Vinod Ramani, owner of Urban Living, the original developer of the prope...
Read Post [Posted on 08/22/2014 By Tawnya Marney]
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