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Buyers have expressed more preferences to walkable communities in home-shopping surveys. Walk Friendly Communities, a national recognition program, has recognized the top places in the country for walking, taking into account such factors as safety, space in communities devoted to pedestrians, as well as whether walking is integrated into the city’s overall urban planning process. Here i...
Read Post [Posted on 11/23/2014 By John Askins]
http://www.brookwoodcommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/Ladies_Night_Out_New_2014-595x770.jpgBrookwood is a wonderful place to shop for the holidays!!! ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Christa Burgess]
http://www.lacenterra.com/events/606/ Tree Lighting CeremonyLa Centerra in Cinco RanchKick off the holiday season with the seventh annual Tree Lighting ceremony at La Centerra in Cinco Ranch ........ Admission is Free and loads of fun for the family!!Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5pm - 8pmcheck out the website for more information. ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Christa Burgess]
Of the 25 largest metro areas, which one is the most affordable to home owners? Minneapolis is the newly crowned champ, edging out Atlanta in this year's 2014 Home Affordability Study conducted by Interest.com. The report takes an annual look at the cost of home ownership compared to income and expenses in the nation's largest metro areas, using data from the National Association of REALTO...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
Many "Baby Boomers" are willing to move farther than previous generations when they retire and some of the top places compiled by AARP are:1. Loveland/Fort Collins, CO.2. Las Cruces, N.M3. Rehoboth Beach, DL.4. Portland, OR.5. Greenville, S.C.6. Sarasota, Fla.7. Ann Arbor, MI..8. Tucson, AZ.9. Montpelier, VT.10. Honolulu, HI.11. Santa Fe, N.M12. Atlanta, GA.13. Charleston, S.C14. Northam...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
Thanksgiving is almost here! This is the perfect opportunity to go look at homes before all of your family and friends comes in town. There are so many open houses happening this weekend, you don't want to miss out! Check out our open house finder to find your dream home: http://rem.ax/1xtFFo0We are always here for your home buying needs!-Mary & Kelly...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
McAllen, Texas, has been ranked the most affordable urban area in the nation, according to a recent quarterly report by the Council for Community and Economic Research. The report ranked cities based on a cost-of-living index that covered housing, utilities, grocery items, transportation and health care expenses. McAllen’s cost of living is 15 percent lower than Austin, 61 percent lowe...
Read Post [Posted on 11/20/2014 By John Askins]
A community-wide ground breaking took place Tuesday at the site where Shadow Creek High School is being built at the corner of Broadway and Kirby, in Pearland, for Alvin ISD. "Having them to go to a quality school, close to home...Very special," said Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. This 72 acre facility with more than 500,000 square-feet was made possible by several bonds starting in 2009. It will ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Askia Bell]
Many homeowners are nervous about the housing market during the cold winter months. However, this is one of the best times of year to sell! Why?1. Buyers that look during the cold season are more serious!2. There is less inventory for buyers to choose from. This could lead to a bidding war for your home. More money for you! In the spring, there is way more inventory which could mean less money for...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Homebuilding did not get off to a good start in 2014. David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, blames the harsh winter that plagued many states east of the Rockies for bringing homebuilding to a virtual standstill at the beginning of the year. A sluggish economy didn't help either, he noted. As such, housing production is not making much advancement in 2...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By John Askins]
Celebrating 25 years Running for a CAUSE! A holiday tradition in The Woodlands Town Center, the annual Thanksgiving Day Run Thru the WoodsSponsored by GE and Directed by the South Montgomery County YMCA, is a race/walk designed for all ages and levels of fitness. This year marks the event’s 25th year as one of Texas’ premier running and walking family events. The 2014 event, which s...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Don Arsenault]
EaDo Houston NeighborhoodDubbed as the “Art & Soul of Houston” because of its energetic and unconventional art scene, East Downtown or EaDo is an emerging private community located at the east of Houston’s CBD.An up and coming neighborhood, Eado Houston affords its residents the following benefits:OUTSTANDING LOCATION:  One of the most accessible neighborhoods in Houston be...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Paige Martin]
An investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas showed that neighborhoods that inspire walking, with stores, parks and other places of interest near homes, can help slow cognitive decline in seniors. The study tracked 25 people with mild Alzheimer's disease and 39 older adults without cognitive problems over two years. Subjects in easy-to-walk communities fared better physic...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By John Askins]
River Oaks Houston Neighborhood One of Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods, River Oaks is an exclusive enclave with large estates and mansions. Located in the heart of Houston, River Oaks residents enjoy easy access to The Galleria, Downtown Houston, and Memorial Park. The expansive neighborhood that spans 1,100 acres is popular among home buyers and investors because of ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Paige Martin]
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