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We like to be creeped out, don’t we? To kick off Halloween, Zillow.com has chosen 10 homes in the U.S. notorious for their haunted history and spirits who like to visit. Some are privately owned homes, some are now bed-and-breakfasts, some have historic designations, and one is even the seat of our government. Take a deep breath, trick and treat yourself to some of the most notable haunt...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By John Askins]
Toptenrealestatedeals.com features a list of the top 10 haunted houses that have sold -- which was compiled with help from paranormal experts, ghost tour guides, and real estate agents.  These haunted homes included a bed and breakfast in New Orleans, a horse farm in Kentucky, a farm house in New York, a haunted Halloween house in Mobile, a $15 million mansion in Los Angeles, and the "P...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By John Askins]
You can get a lot of living out of a tiny house by including things that make you happy.This tiny house sports a garage, balcony, and full-size bath. Image: Brendon Purdy for SmallworksSmall is the new big when it comes to micro-living.If you think a tiny home would crimp your way of life, check this out. We found three weensy abodes that feel like much larger homes. The trick is that each pl...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Happy Halloween weekend! There are so many Open Houses going on this weekend as a cold front blows through. What a perfect time to look at homes! Check out this open house finder and find your dream home this Fall:  http://rem.ax/12Rl9zSWe are always here for your home buying needs!-Mary & Kelly...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent last month from 6.3 percent in September 2013. The nation’s rate decreased from 7.2 to 5.9 percent. According to the Real Estate Center’s latest Monthly Review of the Texas Economy, the Texas economy gained 410,900 nonagricultural jobs from September 2013 to September 2014, an annual growth rate of 3.7 percent compared w...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By John Askins]
Detroit is aiming to further eliminate neighborhood blight and recover lost revenue from home owners who are delinquent on their mortgages. Wayne County is taking on an unprecedented effort to take possession of every property that is three or more years behind in taxes. The county has notified 80,000 property owners that they are on the verge of losing their homes to foreclosure due to ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By John Askins]
The date of Halloween has always been one of the easy ones to remember: Oct. 31, plain and simple. No first Tuesday-after-the-first-Monday-of-November nonsense (that's Election Day), no fourth-Thursday-in-November (Thanksgiving), no second-Monday-in-October (if you don't know, ask a Canadian). Just the last day of October.But for the past two years, matters were not quite so simple. Across th...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By John Askins]
Luxury Apartments in Shenandoah ready in 2016Construction on new luxury apartments in Shenandoah, dubbed WoodLofts, is set to begin in early 2015. The apartments will be located at I-45 and David Vetter Boulevard. “We’re still early in the design process,” said Zane Segal, of Zane Segal Projects, one of the developers of WoodLofts. “The completion date will be in the third to fourth quarter o...
Read Post [Posted on 10/28/2014 By Don Arsenault]
Galveston is a great place to live! Located just 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston Island is known for its rich history that dates back to the 1800's. It is also known for Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, The Strand, Museums, The Grand 1894 Opera House, Mardi Gras, Pleasure Pier, great dining, UT Medical Base, The Historic District, great neighborhoods, local beaches, and fishing at Galv...
Read Post [Posted on 10/28/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
The ZIP code of the country's best place to call home is 20004, according to real estate company Movoto.com. Right smack in the heart of the nation's capital, it's where you'll find portions of the Smithsonian museums, Ford's Theatre, and it's close to the White House.  The ZIP code boasts an average household income of $131,111 and an unemployment rate of 1.93 percent.Movoto ranked ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By John Askins]
Is Texas getting too hot? Two metro areas in Texas, Austin and Houston, topped CoreLogic's list of markets that are seeing skyrocketing appreciation. The oil and gas boom there, along with rapid job and population growth, has pushed home prices above historical sustainable levels, according to CoreLogic.Home prices in Austin are 22.8 percent above their historical peak levels, and in Hous...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By John Askins]
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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