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It’s not a $64,000 question, but rather a $41,000 one. “Where are the first-time buyers?” It’s important because $41,000 is the amount renters have missed out on by not buying three years ago when prices were at a low point. The annual median home price was $166,100 in 2011 and $197,100 in 2013. The median national home price this year is expected to hit $207,000. Money left on the table.Unfortuna...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
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 04/17/2014 By John Askins]
If you are looking for homes for sale zoned to Katy High School in Katy ISD, you can find them here: http://houston-real-estate.houstonprimerealty.com/i/homes-for-sale-zoned-to-katy-high---katy-isd...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Kevan Pewitt]
For the fifth year in a row, Houston has been named the top U.S. destination city for movers, according to U-Haul’s newly released “2013 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report.” The company’s rankings reflect destinations for movers renting a truck one way, and the list was compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions during a 12-month period. The following ci...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By John Askins]
Sugar Land Real Estate Market Reportfor March 2014    Sugar Land Sales Statistics The following tables and charts show the real estate activity for single-family homes in Sugar Land, TX as reported by the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Please remember that averages do not necessarily reflect the actual value of a specific home...some homes are worth more than, or less than, the ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/14/2014 By Sheila Cox]
An old Levi Strauss jeans factory at 1359 Lomaland is being redeveloped by new owners. The 95,000-sf property on 14 acres is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar remake by Heritage Group and Cooper Companies. About half of the property has already been renovated and has tenants. A call center for Apogee Retail, the operating company of the Savers family of thrift stores, is already hous...
Read Post [Posted on 04/14/2014 By John Askins]
For unattached home buyers who have a lot of money to spend, they might want to target one of the following cities, according to a “Best Places to Live” list compiled by CNNMoney. 1. Newton, Mass.Single population: 31.2%Median family income: $145,639 2. Hoboken, N.J.Single population: 59.9%Median family income: $140,780 3. Brookline, Mass. Single population: 41.8%Median family income: $139,756...
Read Post [Posted on 04/13/2014 By John Askins]
Here's a link to a new story on the ground breaking for the new Marriott Marquis at the downtown convention center: http://tinyurl.com/kntletkter. Downtown Houston is growing quickly with new residential development as well as hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife! Have a super weekend everyone! ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By Joseph Culotta]
Is it a Seller’s Market in The Woodlands? Yes. Less than six months of inventory is considered a seller’s market. Months’ supply of listing inventory in The Woodlands between 300K-1Million is much less than six months. What does this mean for a buyer? When you find something you love, don’t hesitate to submit an offer. If you snooze you lose out! What does it mean for se...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By Lacrima Cosnean]
Plans by the Uptown association were announced in April as reported by the Houston Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2014/04/uptown-plans-massive-construction-to-combat.html ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By Driscoll Bowman]
The 9th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival!Come out and enjoy one of the best events The Woodlands has to offer! April 12 & 13, 2014!The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is ranked #1 in Texas and #5 in the US!Tickets are $12.00 per person2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380http://www.woodlandsartsfestival.com/ -Pam Franks ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By Pamela Franks]
The number of renters who spend more than half their income on housing is at its highest level in half a century, according to a Harvard University study.About 26 percent of renters — or 10.1 million people — spent more than half their pre-tax household income on rent and utilities, according to the study. Most experts recommend renters spend no more than 30 percent of their in...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By John Askins]
The master-planned community of Bridgeland is a NW Houston suburb in Cypress, Tx. It offers its residents many amenities such as lakes & waterways, activity centers, trails and parks, and a village center with medical offices, dining, and retail with a unique shopping center with a downtown feel and within walking distance for many of its residents. Bridgeland is zoned to award-winning schools ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Marta Guerrero]
Ask two different homeowners what they think about living in a community with a homeowners association and you may see one of them scowl and another one smile. The difference of opinion on homeowners associations, or HOAs, depends on several factors, including individual personalities and preferences and the quality of the particular HOA. Rules and dues vary but, in general...
Read Post [Posted on 04/09/2014 By Carlos Andrade]
The U. S. population is shifting to the South. Between 2010 and 2013, 51 percent of the population increase in 52 major metro nationwide was in the South, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. In comparison, the West accounted for 30 percent of the increase, followed by the Northeast at 11 percent and the North Central (Midwest) area at 8 percent. What’s more, the Census Bureau data...
Read Post [Posted on 04/08/2014 By John Askins]
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