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Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Holly Smith]
Social Security is the largest source of retirement income for many retirees, but how far those checks will stretch depends on how much you’ve earned in Social Security benefits as well as where you live.For retired workers, the average Social Security benefit was $1,294 per month at the end of 2013, which equates for a couple to be about $31,056 in annual Social Security benefits (also ad...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By John Askins]
If you are considering a move to League City, Texas, the new beautifully landscaped Tuscan Lakes master planned community may be of strong interest you and your family. Whether you are a first time home buyer, raising children or retired, Tuscan Lakes has a place for everyone. The European inspired designed homes with built in technology and Tuscan landscaping, provides residents with a simple and...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By Genevieve Bilodeau]
Hard to believe. This is my 50th blog. Whether this is a cause for celebration or not I guess depends on whether you still derive any pleasure from their receipt each week ... I'm sure some of you just endure them out of sympathy for this old curmudgeon of an Englishman. Through doing them I have definitely been kept more observant and aware of the little differences in day to day life of liv...
Read Post [Posted on 10/20/2014 By John Paulus]
All roads lead to real estate “With Proposition 1, Texans have the unique opportunity to have more money in transportation funding with no new taxes, no new fees, or no funding for toll roads,” said Scott Haywood, president of Move Texas Forward, speaking at the Public Policy Forum. Haywood explained that the statewide proposition on the November ballot gives voters the chance to improve Texa...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By Marti Pattinson]
Houston's 77005 ZIP code — which includes West University Place and Rice University and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center — is one of the "Best ZIP Codes in America," according to Movoto.  In yet another ranking of neighborhoods nationwide, Houston has one of the “Best ZIP Codes in America,” according to Movoto Real Estate Blog. Houston’s 77005 — which includes West ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/18/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
We take driving for granted as we climb into the car or pick-up truck and go. Most Texans don't know how much they pay in state gas tax when they fill up — or that the gas tax has not increased in 23 years. Most Texans don't realize borrowed money ($20 billion) has financed most of our highway construction during the past decade. Unless we act, money for new highway construction runs out...
Read Post [Posted on 10/18/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
DR Horton has just unveiled their beautiful new master planned community located on Lake Houston in Atascocita.  The Bridges of Lake Houston is a unique neighborhood with a bridge entering into the subdivision and each street will be named after a famous bridge from around the world.  There are already several inventory homes available and inventory is being updated frequently.  The...
Read Post [Posted on 10/17/2014 By Kimberly Berger]
Huntsville State Park is so nice, just a beautiful place! Search online and see! Lots to do there. Great place to swim, or horseback ride....http://http://www.yelp.com/biz/huntsville-state-park-huntsville Attached are some pictures and more information!  Huntsville is a really nice community!  TEXAS.    ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Marie Castecka]
Houston will never have the natural beauty of San Francisco, the hipness of Portland or the luxury of New York. That's not what it should strive for, says author and academic Joel Kotkin, who was in Houston last week presenting his latest research on the city.For the most part, what makes Houston unique and what brings people here are jobs and an abundance of relatively inexpensive housing. What's...
Read Post [Posted on 10/15/2014 By John Askins]
After a lifetime of living and working among people of all age groups, many retirees move to communities where they can live primarily among their peers, seeking towns where those age 65 and older make up the largest percentage of the population. We then narrowed the search to one place in each state to give the list some geographic diversity.Karen Lovegrove, 71, lives almost exclusively among oth...
Read Post [Posted on 10/15/2014 By John Askins]
Congratulations on selling your home! As you depart, think of things that would make the new owners' lives easier as they transition into their new home. Be sure the home is clean (of course). Leave all extra keys and label the keys if they are for specific locks. Don't forget the garage door opener, or instructions on the home's security system. If you have warranties and manuals for appliances o...
Read Post [Posted on 10/14/2014 By Holly Smith]
Brookwood is a family friendly community located in the Clear Creek Independent School District in Houston Texas.  Major shopping centers, University of Houston Clear Lake, Interstate 45 & Beltway 8 are only minutes away.   http://brookwoodhoa.org/brookwood/home.aspI've been licensed as a Realtor in the state of Texas for nearly 20 years.My family and I reside in the Brookw...
Read Post [Posted on 10/14/2014 By Kathleen Karing]
Columbus Day, which you could have easily not noticed, was today. It celebrates the day in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered America. I discovered (doing my due diligence as always when bringing really important facts to you) that he actually first landed in the Bahamas and thereafter focused his exploration on south America. Why the day is celebrated in north America on that basis, I'm no...
Read Post [Posted on 10/13/2014 By John Paulus]
The real per capita GDP rose a modest 3.8 percent from 2010 through 2013, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis data. But in a few metro areas — mainly those that have large technology sectors or are in energy-boom areas — incomes have risen much faster, by up to 13.2 percent in the same timeframe.What's more, much of the gains are in the nation's "long-distressed industrial heartland...
Read Post [Posted on 10/13/2014 By John Askins]
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