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An amazing estate, built in 1933, is nestled on 13 treed acres along Dickinson Bayou. Review the aerial photography1 provided for this listing to see the acreage with its wonderful park-like setting, naturalized landscaping, old oaks with branching canopies, and strolling broods of peacocks. This 2-story home is one you want to put on your list to see. With 5 (or 6) bedrooms, vaulted and coffered...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Household sizes are growing: More home owners are renovating homes to add second units so they can take in roommates to bring in extra cash or have a space for aging parents or adult children who want to move back home.  Michael Litchfield, author of In-Laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats, says many of these second units are either converted garages, attics, unused rooms or basements, or a...
Read Post [Posted on 07/18/2014 By John Askins]
Colorado was the first state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, and one Colorado broker saw it as a way to educate new home buyers who are interested in growing it at home. Bob Costello with Brokers Guild Real Estate launched a “marijuana-friendly” campaign dubbed “420 Friendly Realty Broker.”  Colorado’s new law, which went into effect last Jan. 1, also allows home owners to...
Read Post [Posted on 07/17/2014 By John Askins]
If you want to live in a more equal community, it might mean living in a less vibrant economy.That is one of the implications of a new study of local income trends by the Brookings Institution, the Washington research group. It found that inequality is sharply higher in economically vibrant cities like New York and San Francisco than in less dynamic ones like Columbus, OH, and Wichita, KS.The stud...
Read Post [Posted on 07/15/2014 By John Askins]
10 Pronghorn Pl is a lot for sale in Carlton Woods Creekside. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to build your house from scratch and want to do it in one of Houston’s most exclusive communities. This waterfront lot offers you all you need to build your dream home. It is located in a peaceful, quiet and private community which offers luxury as none other place in The Woodlands, ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Luis Tamborrel]
Tamborrel Properties is glad to introduce The Woodlands Reserve. It has been planned by Frankel Building Group, a Houston-based home builder. This brand-new neighborhood is located in the village of Indian Springs which is being planned for them. The Woodlands Reserve is a new gated neighborhood located in the south area of The Woodlands, which is considered one of the nation’s most celebrated m...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Matias Bulox]
Within the village of Grogan's Mill in The Woodlands, Texas, right next to The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, in the historical district of The Woodlands you will find Lakeside Cove, a new community under development by Gracepoint Homes. Lakeside Cove is located just minutes away from The Woodlands Town Center and all the amenities it has to offer, such as The Woodlands Mall, Market...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Matias Bulox]
Business Web site Portfolio.com has identified what it considers the best mid-sized markets.The study compared 109 communities with populations between 250,000 and 750,000 in 20 categories, including healthy economies, moderate costs of living, light traffic, pleasant neighborhoods, and good schools.Portfolio.com’s Editor J. Jennings Moss said, "This companion study of best mid-sized places t...
Read Post [Posted on 07/13/2014 By John Askins]
The increasing interest among Americans in walkability is spawning a change in attitude about the desirability of not only urban areas, but also suburbs — both old and new — that have nearby amenities that can be reached on foot.Having amenities within walking distance can boost the value of a home as much as $3,000, according to one study. Another found that “location efficiency,” a measure of tr...
Read Post [Posted on 07/12/2014 By John Askins]
 Pearland is a wonderful place to call home. There are many reasons why – and more coming to light each day – but one thing I love its proximity to so many great attractions in the Greater Houston/Galveston area. A 30 mile drive, and you can have arrived at any number of awesome places.            The Galleria area, with all its glitz and glam...
Read Post [Posted on 07/09/2014 By Retta Absher]
The commercial real estate outlook in Texas continues to look bright, with modest gains in leasing, rents, and pricing forecasted in PwC US and the Urban Land Institute’s latest report, “Emerging Trends in Real Estate.”The commercial market is moving forward “bit by bit,” says Stephen Blank, ULI’s senior resident fellow for real estate finance. “Nothing indicates a quick turnaround for commercial ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By John Askins]
After a lifetime of living and working among people of all age groups, many retirees move to communities where they can live primarily among their peers, seeking towns where those age 65 and older make up the largest percentage of the population. We then narrowed the search to one place in each state to give the list some geographic diversity.Karen Lovegrove, 71, lives almost exclusively among oth...
Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By John Askins]
Three of the 10 most traffic-congested cities in the world are in the U.S., according to an annual INRIX Traffic Scorecard.  Emerging in the top 10 at No. 3, Los Angeles commuters spend, on average, 59 hours a year in highway backups.  Honolulu came in at No. 7 on the congestion list, despite being only the 53rd most populous city in the United States. Commuters in Hawaii face, on ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By John Askins]
A new report by RealtyTrac shows that 96 percent of the counties that they track are better off than they were four years ago. But still, there’s a ways to go in the housing market, with only 8 percent of the 410 U.S. counties analyzed faring better than they did during the housing boom eight years ago. RealtyTrac analyzes housing market health by gauging four main categories: home pric...
Read Post [Posted on 07/05/2014 By John Askins]
Several Houston-area communities are keeping true to their tradition and hosting Fourth of July events that include fireworks.Below is a complied list of some Fourth of July festival locations and fireworks shows going on around the Houston area.HoustonThe city of Houston will be hosting its annual Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas on July 4. Jennifer Nettles will perform in the city's annual ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/04/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
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