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Empty homes still plague a lot of cities across the country. In fact, since 2000, vacant properties have risen by about 43 percent nationwide, according to Census Bureau data. (Homes are defined as vacant by “unoccupied rental inventory” or homes unoccupied that are for-sale.) Vacant properties can affect home values nearby. For example, a study earlier this year found that a vacant home has the p...
Read Post [Posted on 12/21/2014 By John Askins]
The percentage of Americans struggling below the poverty line is the highest it has been in 16 years, and interviews with poverty experts and aid groups said the increase appears to be continuing.One way embattled Americans have gotten by is sharing homes with siblings, parents or even nonrelatives, sometimes resulting in overused couches and frayed nerves but holding down the rise in the national...
Read Post [Posted on 12/21/2014 By John Askins]
The Monica Foster Team of RE/MAX is proud to support Communities In Schools-Bay Area as a SILVER sponsor for the 6th annual Keep Kids In School Golf Tournament!We are proud to support such a worthy cause as Communities In Schools – Bay Area. Making sure at-risk kids get an education, graduate, and go on to become valued and productive members of society benefits everyone. The effects of successful...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Monica Foster]
Market Street Carriage Rides   Friday, December 19, 2014, 06:00pm - 09:00pm   Market Street Carriage Rides Enjoy a carriage ride from Platinum Carriage Company around Market Street. The carriage can be picked up in front of Cinemark Theatre, on the south side of Central Park...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Cecelia Smith]
Diversity can be a good thing for the housing market in keeping housing prices strong, HousingWire reports. What are the most diverse neighborhoods in the country? The most diverse city is in Irving, Texas, where the racial make up is 26 percent Asian, 25 percent black, 23 percent Hispanic, and 23 percent white, according to a trend report by Trulia. The following are the most diverse neig...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By John Askins]
About 600,000 Americans travel more than 90 minutes each way—more than 50 miles—to get from home to work each day, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. “Megacommutes” are known for being worst in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. Megacommuters tend to be male, older, married, and paid higher than the average worker, according to Census data. Nearly 1...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By John Askins]
Looking for a home in a premier Katy real estate community? Cinco Ranch could be the place for you! Several sections make up this slice of real estate, including South Lake Village, North Lake Village, Bayou Oaks, Cinco Forest, and Greenway Village. Whichever section you select, Cinco Ranch itself is full of residents proudly displaying bumper stickers titled “Cinco Ranch” on their vehicles. Featu...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Timothy Sojka]
Ranging from the $190's to $800's, homes for sale in Firethorne are at a price range for everyone. With features like oil rubbed bronze fixtures, plantation shutters, gas log fireplaces, covered lanais, and brick veneer siding, it is hard to pass up on an opportunity like a Firethorne home for sale. Square footage of homes in this community range from 1,500 to 8,000. Perry Homes, Ashton Woods, Hig...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Timothy Sojka]
Inside Fulshear there are Cross Creek Ranch homes for sale waiting for you! Priced affordably from the 350s to 400s, Cross Creek Ranch real estate has a home for everyone. Established in 1890, Cross Creek Ranch is made up of 400 acres of beautiful rolling hills and glistening waters. Three designs, built by David Weekly, Ashton Woods Homes, Village Builders, Perry Homes, and Trendmaker Homes ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/17/2014 By Timothy Sojka]
New Year's Eve Celebration Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Sugar Land Town Square 7 p.m. — 9 p.m. — Children’s Celebration (with fireworks finale) 10 p.m. — 1 a.m. — Adults’ Celebration (with 3D Midnight Show)  Enchantment, wo...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Hemanti Patel]
Got questions about where real estate is headed? Here are informed answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about today’s housing market.Is housing on the way up for the long haul?There isn’t any single answer to this question. It depends on where you live. Home prices are rising in the most convenient suburbs of such cities as New York and Washington, D.C. In other places that are i...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By John Askins]
Marketing multimillion-dollar mansions may require stepping outside-the-box and getting fancy in luring potential buyers, from hosting mini-circuses, raffling off Botox treatments, to having models lining the properties, and more.  "Price is key, but it's the presentation that will sell the property," Lisa Sorrentino, a real estate agent in Calabasas, Calif., told The Los Angeles Times. Sorr...
Read Post [Posted on 12/14/2014 By John Askins]
Avalon Place Real Estate Trends An affluent neighborhood divided into 7 sections, Avalon Place Houston belongs to Houston’s most expensive neighborhoods and is among the most coveted community near River Oaks. Due to its enviable central location, Avalon Place Houston residents enjoy easy access to some of Houston’s most delightful entertainment spots and busiest business centers. ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/12/2014 By Paige Martin]
”Colorful Colorado” — nicknamed so because of its extreme differences in geography from one side of the state to the other — is arguably the most diverse and visually spectacular state in the Union. Colorado has highest mountains in the Continental United States; large tracts of land covered in forest; portions of the Desert Southwest; steep, high-volume rivers; and over 345 days of sun ...
Read Post [Posted on 12/12/2014 By John Askins]
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