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Katy has become one of the most popular areas of Houston to live. Only 30 miles west of Downtown, Katy is known for the Katy Brew Fest, Katy Mills Mall, Harvest Rice Festival, La Centerra Shopping Center, Katy Crawfish Festival, great schools, great neighborhoods, and most of all great people! What do you love most about Katy? We have been helping families find their dream home in Katy for ye...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Homes within highly rated school districts tend to have a higher median sales price, sell for a greater percentage over the list price, and sell faster, according to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin. Highly rated public schools were found to have homes with a median sales price of $474,900 compared to $290,000 in an average-rated school zone. Redfin researchers also found...
Read Post [Posted on 10/08/2014 By John Askins]
Home buyers are willing to pay a premium in order to live in a top-ranked school district, a new study finds. They're forking over an average of $50 more per square foot for homes near top-notch schools, according to Redfin. The brokerage used MLS databases to calculate the median sales price and price per square foot of homes within school zones during the period of May 1 to July 31.  Redfi...
Read Post [Posted on 10/07/2014 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 10/06/2014 By John Askins]
Pricey, upscale neighborhoods don’t necessarily mean the schools will be better than less expensive areas, according to new research by Forbes.com and GreatSchools, an education parenting web site.Schools in areas with median home price above $1.1 million were not found to perform better than those in neighborhoods where homes were priced in the $200,000 to $399,000 range. Forbes.com and Grea...
Read Post [Posted on 10/01/2014 By John Askins]
In the market for a new home but have no idea where to start? There are several decisions you should begin to make before you even start your home search. By asking yourself the right questions, you can quickly pinpoint what you want – and can afford – in your next home.1. What's your budget? See how your finances stand up to the 28/36 rule, which lenders use to see what you ca...
Read Post [Posted on 09/23/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Everyone wants to live in a smart place. But the magic mix that draws people in is composed of a lot of different dynamics coming together all at once, according to the National Geographic Channel’s Smart Cities program. “A city needs a heart and soul—typically the center, where people congregate for work and leisure. Smart cities are well-connected locally and internationally, have a s...
Read Post [Posted on 09/21/2014 By John Askins]
The next generation of home buyers say they will move to the suburbs if it means they can find quality schools there, according to a newly released survey by realtor.com®.In fact, millennials – the generation born between 1980 and 2000 – are less likely than other generations to compromise on school districts when in house-hunting mode, the survey revealed. Fifty-two percent of millenn...
Read Post [Posted on 08/25/2014 By John Askins]
The architects of the new building on Rice University’s campus hoped the Anderson-Clarke Center for Continuing Studies would reshape an underutilized part of campus and also create a gateway to the rest of Houston. Rice recently unveiled the  three-story, 54,800-square-foot building, designed by San Antonio-based Overland Partners.  The building, which is expected to earn...
Read Post [Posted on 08/25/2014 By John Askins]
The quality of schools is an important criterion among home buyers in finding a perfect home. In fact, millennial home shoppers say they’re ready to move to the suburbs if it means they can find quality elementary schools there, a new realtor.com® survey shows. Realtor.com® analyzed the results of its search-by-school feature – which helps buyers filter local school information during thei...
Read Post [Posted on 08/23/2014 By John Askins]
Now is your opportunity to get into the popular Woodland Heights neighborhood.  Bring your builder, builder bring your buyers.  This beautiful lot may be subdivided or not...plenty of room to grow...want a pool? A tennis court? Or both?This is the lot for you! Conveniently located near the Heights' most popular restaurants, shops, parks and schools.  At $499,000 it will not last lon...
Read Post [Posted on 08/19/2014 By Felicia Zbranek]
With colleges and universities back in full swing, various reports have ranked what it is like to attend schools across the country, but school isn’t back in session just for students – university employees are back to work, too. In its third annual report, Glassdoor is revealing the "Top 25 Universities to Work For" by offering an inside look into what it’s really like to work for some of the lar...
Read Post [Posted on 08/13/2014 By John Askins]
If you are looking for homes for sale zoned to Cy-Fair High School in Cypress Fairbanks ISD, you can find them here: http://houston-real-estate.houstonprimerealty.com/i/homes-for-sale-zoned-to-cy-fair-high-school---cy-fair-isd...
Read Post [Posted on 08/08/2014 By Kevan Pewitt]
If you are looking for homes for sale zoned to Cypress Creek  High School in Cypress Fairbanks ISD, you can find them here: http://houston-real-estate.houstonprimerealty.com/i/homes-for-sale-zoned-to-cypress-creek-high-school---cy-fair-isd...
Read Post [Posted on 08/08/2014 By Kevan Pewitt]
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