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Thanksgiving is upon us, a holiday that celebrates the harvest that has been reaped from the preceding year, hence the focus on food and drink, yippee! It's not a religious holiday so this week I thought I'd slip in a picture of a cross ...This is of course not a religious icon but the top of a telegraph pole and if you look closely you will see, poor thing, that its left arm is broken. It's ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Paulus]
Relocation packages for employees moving to a new job or relocating to a new city don’t contain as many perks as they once did, reflecting the still struggling housing market. Guaranteed buyouts of executives’ homes aren’t as common nowadays as homes lag longer on the market and companies don’t want to get stuck owning them.  Prior to the housing crisis, companies "were much more willi...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Askins]
http://www.brookwoodcommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/Ladies_Night_Out_New_2014-595x770.jpgBrookwood is a wonderful place to shop for the holidays!!! ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Christa Burgess]
http://www.lacenterra.com/events/606/ Tree Lighting CeremonyLa Centerra in Cinco RanchKick off the holiday season with the seventh annual Tree Lighting ceremony at La Centerra in Cinco Ranch ........ Admission is Free and loads of fun for the family!!Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 5pm - 8pmcheck out the website for more information. ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Christa Burgess]
Many "Baby Boomers" are willing to move farther than previous generations when they retire and some of the top places compiled by AARP are:1. Loveland/Fort Collins, CO.2. Las Cruces, N.M3. Rehoboth Beach, DL.4. Portland, OR.5. Greenville, S.C.6. Sarasota, Fla.7. Ann Arbor, MI..8. Tucson, AZ.9. Montpelier, VT.10. Honolulu, HI.11. Santa Fe, N.M12. Atlanta, GA.13. Charleston, S.C14. Northam...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
Hi everyone!I hope your week is off to a great start!  (And if not, hang in there folks - we are halfway through.)  I have been speaking with a lot of buyers and sellers lately (as always), and wanted to share a few things with you.  My buyers are ready to buy, and want to buy as soon as possible (i.e., by the end of 2014!) in order to take advantage of the Homestead Exemption. &nbs...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Jill Rainey]
DOWNTOWN began its renewal in the mid-1990s, and since then, more than $5.5 billion of buildings, parks and infrastructure have been completed. Recently completed developments include One Park Place, a 346-unit high rise apartment building overlooking Discovery Green, a four-year-old 12-acre park; GreenStreet (formerly named Houston Pavilions), a $170 million mixed-use entertainment, retail and o...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Askia Bell]
Not only is the Medical Center #1 when it comes to its facilities. It is also quickly becoming a booming residential area for various types of young professionals, students etc. With its vast offerings of apartments, condos, townhomes, homes to rent, lease, buy or sell. Medical Center offers affordable and luxury living at its finest. So rather you a student, young professional, or experience indi...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Askia Bell]
The home you fell in love with has an offer on it already. Do you move on and keep looking or do you halt your search and make an offer on that home in hopes that the first offer backs out? Backup offers can work, but they can also be tricky. Learn here about the pros and cons of making a backup offer. Talk it over with your Realtor who can help you assess the current market, that specific propert...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Holly Smith]
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Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
Best Places to Eat Thanksgiving in Houston 2014Want to avoid standing in those long lines at the grocery store or are you tired of trying to find the best deals and the perfect size turkey!  If standing in the kitchen for hours cooking an elaborate meal on Thanksgiving Day doesn’t sound appealing to you, there are some great Houston eateries that got you covered! Let the professionals prepare...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
An increase in mortgage applications, a new generation of home buyers, and a sneak peek at FHA financing in 2013A surge of mortgage applications bodes well for the housing market. Could some of this activity be coming from the new generation of home buyers, or is the American dream being outsourced to foreign investors? A look at these issues and more in our weekly housing news roundup.CNBC: ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
If you haven't used Hobby recently you would be amazed at just how much new construction is going on there; things are being knocked down, redesigned and rebuilt at seemingly breakneck speed, as if to defend itself against a tidal wave. Indeed, if the latest monthly report from the Houston Association of Realtors is to be believed, the wave is in human form - and it's already arrived. 12...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By John Paulus]
Look what's happening this week November 13-16 in MY HOUSTON!There may be a chill in the air this morning but holiday preparations are heating up in Houston!The Houston Ballet Guild’s Nutcracker Market kicks off the holiday season with a shopping extravaganza, food and holiday decorations. THE NUTCRACKER MARKET at NRG Park, i NRG PARK To learn more about this annual event call :713-522-5538 o...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Susan Whitacre]
Here is a helpful site for anyone relocating to Texas. http://www.texas.gov/  It has everything from vehicle registration requirements to concealed handgun licensing. It also has a section directing you to agencies who issue professional licenses (engineering, medical, accountancy, etc.). If you are looking to get to know your community better? There is even a list of library locations a...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Holly Smith]
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