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Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen, according to FBI crime data. However, violent crime increased in more than half of the cities that have among the highest crime rates in the nation, according to a review of crime data by 24/7 Wall St. “The cities with the highest crime rates tend to have particularly high poverty rates, high unemployment, and low median income,” according to it...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By John Askins]
Newton, Mass., has been crowned as this year’s best U.S. city to live in, according to rankings from 24/7 Wall St. The publication narrowed its list to 550 cities (all of which have more than 65,000 residents) and ranked the cities based on seven major categories: crime, economy, education, housing, environment, leisure, and infrastructure. The labor market was one of the key measures use...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By John Askins]
Search current inventory of Lake Jackson TX Homes for Sale Listing Details 4-Bedroom Home Nestled on 2.5+ Acres of Solitude 120 CR 373 in Lake Jackson, TX 77566 Price: $342,000 Year Built: 2002 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Square Footage: 2999 Call Noeme Arceneaux, TCP Real Estate, at 979-297-6000 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. Minutes to Lake Jac...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Lake Jackson Ready for a Building Boom Just about an hour's drive south from Houston is the small town of Lake Jackson.  The petrochemical industry growth spurt has led to an unprecedented construction boom turning this quaint community known as Brazosport into a booming city.  With $30 billion in projects slated for the area, hundreds of homes and apartment complexes are proposed...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
I know that it can be hard to think of spring being just around the corner with all this crazy winter weather lately, but it will be here before you know it.  And with spring is the time for fresh beginnings and starting new.  With that comes all the tasks to get your house wake your home out of its deep winter slumber and back ready for life to begin.   Spring cleaning ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
Depending on where you live, new single-family homes vary drastically on price, design features, building materials, and even financing, reveals a study from the National Association of Home Builders, using Census Bureau Survey of Construction data. The priciest homes built for sale can be found in New England, where the median sales price of newly built single-family homes is $400,000. On the ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/26/2015 By John Askins]
Beginning February 26th with a health and fitness expo, the weekend-long event features 40 exhibitors, including area health specialists, nutrition and fitness experts and other retailers.  The races begin the morning of February 28th and include a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K run and a 2K family fun run.  The marathon management team awards a prize of $18,000 to the ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By Brandi Chapman]
Coldwell Banker Real Estate teamed up with Onboard Infomatics to rank the top places for suburbanites, ranking more than 11,000 suburbs on amenities, proximity to good schools, commutes, and safety. The top suburb on its list? Cherry Hills Village, Colo., about 10 miles outside of downtown Denver. The city boasts a nearly 100 percent home-ownership rate and has less than a 20-minute average ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By John Askins]
The Penske Truck Rental’s list of top moving destinations has plenty of sunny locales. Here is the list of some of their top cities: 1. Atlanta 2. Phoenix 3. Orlando, Fla. 4. Dallas/Fort Worth 5. Chicago 6. Houston 7. Denver 8. Seattle 9. Sarasota, Fla. 10. Charlotte, N.C. There are no new market entries. No region moved up or down more than two positions, with Dallas/Fo...
Read Post [Posted on 02/25/2015 By John Askins]
Timbergrove Manor and Lazybrook are two contiguous neighborhoods just west of the Heights. These are generally 1960's ranch style homes, with a few mid-century moderns mixed in. This Home Price Table give you an idea of home prices, size, lot size at the end of year 2014. This gives a good comparison of other nearby neighborhoods Timbergrove Manor/Lazybrook Home Prices 4...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By Richard Martin]
This gorgeous retreat features high ceilings, crown molding, granite counter-tops, refaced cabinetry, spacious rooms, lots of storage space, beautiful pool and lake in the back, office that can also be used as a bedroom, large game-room upstairs and so much more. Sellers a motivated and negotiable. Contact me for additional information at 281-624-6449 ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/24/2015 By Mildred Molina]
Existing single-family home sales in Texas were up 4 percent last month from a year ago, while the median price was up 9 percent, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service data compiled by the Texas Real Estate Center. In January, 15,791 homes were sold, up from 15,238 in January 2014. The median price increased from $164,500 a year ago to $179,100. Housing inventory was at 3.1 mon...
Read Post [Posted on 02/23/2015 By John Askins]
In business, population and income, there’s no doubt that Texas is on the rise.  Texas experienced more high-paying job growth than the rest of the country over the last 13 years, according to new research from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The state has also been the top domestic immigration destination in the country since 2006, the Fed found. Businesses are coming to Texas in droves...
Read Post [Posted on 02/21/2015 By John Askins]
The small business sector represents 65% of the U.S. economy — and owners of these businesses are wise to the importance social media can play in promoting their businesses. Radius, a company providing sales intelligence for the small business market, has released a report ranking cities based on the social media usage of its small business owners. San Francisco tops the list of places...
Read Post [Posted on 02/21/2015 By John Askins]
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