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A booming economy and plentiful land helped Houston maintain its status as the master-planned community capital of the nation, taking nine out of 20 spots on a list of top sellers. "Houston, for the past several years, even during the recession, had communities performing at the top level compared to the rest of the nation," said Todd LaRue, a pr...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
Citizens of  Harris County, Texas, overwhelmingly agree — 90 percent of people responding to a Kinder Houston Area Survey said the city of Houston is a better place to live than most other metropolitan areas.Rice University sociologist Stephen Klineberg has directed the annual survey for the past three decades."People who live here, love it," Klineberg said. "Our problem is that people who do...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
CNBC has referred to Texas as a "well-oiled real estate machine." And they meant it literally.According to the news source, residential real estate in Texas has benefited from an economy driven by energy production. Real Estate Center Research Economist Jim Gaines agrees.“The middle of the country, the spine, has done much better than the two coasts,” Gaines said. “A common thread is ene...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
Free Cultural Entertainment, Family Fun Set for iFest Live Sugar Land, TX - Calling all world travelers! Get ready for exciting cultural performances and activities at iFest Live on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sugar Land Town Square. After eight years of presenting this annual event, the event will transition from The Fort Bend Education Foundation to the City of Sugar La...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
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Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Connie Vallone]
This Mystery Steel Structure on I-10 Between Bunker Hill and Blalock Is A UFO!What is this strange muli-story steel framed structure that's been going up next to Lowe's on I-10 between Blalock and Bunker Hill - or its twin on the site of the former Casa Elena Restaurant across the freeway from The Woodlands on I-45 North? Capitalizing on the freeway myster, the company behind the structue has set ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Don Arsenault]
Depending on where you live, new single-family homes vary drastically on price, design features, building materials, and even financing, reveals a study from the National Association of Home Builders, using 2013 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data.The priciest homes built for sale can be found in New England, where the median sales price of newly built single-family homes is $400,000. ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By John Askins]
  Buyer Beware: The Spiritually Impaired Home, AKA: The Local Haunted Mansion We all know that moment in the horror movie where we think, “How stupid are these people?” When a house orders “GET OUT!” in that freaky whisper voice and it’s accompanied by even creepier music, you leave. You run. You don’t look back. You don’t even pack a bag. So how is it that every October there is s...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Lori Craft]
Katy has become one of the most popular areas of Houston to live. Only 30 miles west of Downtown, Katy is known for the Katy Brew Fest, Katy Mills Mall, Harvest Rice Festival, La Centerra Shopping Center, Katy Crawfish Festival, great schools, great neighborhoods, and most of all great people! What do you love most about Katy? We have been helping families find their dream home in Katy for ye...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Leave behind an investment that your family can enjoy and continue to pass on to future generations. Create memories and spend valuable time together at Estates of Grand Beach. Your investment into a well-established and prospering community is protected and will stay secure as the area continues to expand. Seven lots remain at Estates of Grand Beach. ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/21/2014 By Melaine Anderson]
Boulevard Oaks Real Estate TrendsRegarded as one of the premier real estate properties in Houston’s Inner Loop, Boulevard Oaks is a luxurious neighborhood located along Southwest Freeway.Boulevard Oaks is a collection of 21 subdivisions, with each neighborhood boasting of its own style and atmosphere. The area is surrounded by Southwest Freeway to the north, Morningside to the west, Bissonnet to t...
Read Post [Posted on 10/21/2014 By Paige Martin]
As home owners look to rebuild from any powerful storm system, they may find a shortfall in adequate home insurance coverage to cover all of the damages, the USA Today reports. Most home owner insurance polices provide coverage for tornadoes, and home owners do not have to buy extra coverage like they do for earthquakes or floods. However, research has shown that despite 96 percent of people ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By John Askins]
Houston's 77005 ZIP code — which includes West University Place and Rice University and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center — is one of the "Best ZIP Codes in America," according to Movoto.  In yet another ranking of neighborhoods nationwide, Houston has one of the “Best ZIP Codes in America,” according to Movoto Real Estate Blog. Houston’s 77005 — which includes West ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/18/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
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