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From our family to yours...Have a Safe and Enjoyable Labor Day, 2014!John AskinsRoyce Realty - Houston ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/01/2014 By John Askins]
The beach is so central to California's identity that the right of surfers and sun lovers to access the sand is guaranteed in the state Constitution. But now so many local landowners want to block public access to their chunks of the coveted coastline that there are several hundred alleged violations pending before state officials, including a highly charged case in which Vinod Khosla, a green ene...
Read Post [Posted on 09/01/2014 By John Askins]
In the Center for Housing Policy's Paycheck to Paycheck study, researchers reveal the gap between wages for workers in the vacation industry and the costs of housing in more than 200 U.S. metro areas.  "One of the most overlooked aspects of this recovery is that for many workers, incomes are not rebounding in step with local housing markets," said CHP senior research associate Maya Bren...
Read Post [Posted on 08/31/2014 By John Askins]
Being a first-time home buyer can make you lose your mind: So many choices! Never enough budget! So much paperwork! Most of all "So many questions?"  The biggest one is where to get started?With the right approach, you can keep your hold on sanity throughout the difficult journey as a first-time home buyer. Planning, homework and the professional guidance of a licensed REALTOR®...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By Faith Floyd]
The American Lung Association, which has compiled the list of dirty cities, said the 20 million residents that live in these areas are at increased risk of asthma and chronic bronchitis.Seven of the dirtiest cities in the U.S. are in California.The 10 dirtiest cities are:1. Bakersfield, CA2. Los Angeles, CA3. Fresno, CA4. Visalia, CA5. Hanford, CA6. Phoenix, AZ7. Birmingham, AL8. Modesto, CA9...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By John Askins]
This is going to be very short. Being a baby in this business I have learned a major lesson working with other agents. Everybody wants loyalty but no one wants to give it.
Read Post [Posted on 08/29/2014 By Kenneth Palmer]
 How Your Mortgage Affects Your Credit and Vice Versa   Obtaining a home loan can have a variety of consequences for your credit score, and yourcredit score can have a variety of consequences on your mortgage. Here’s what you need to know about credit when shopping for a home. The Effect of Mortgage Applications and Inquiries When you apply for a loan or fo...
Read Post [Posted on 08/29/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
Little things, like patching drywall holes or refreshing dingy grout, can perk up your home in a big way. Images: My Old Country House blog, Dadand.com, and LiveLoveDIY ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Marla Lewis]
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends JULY 2014 Newsletterhttp://susanroddy.housi...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Living in the Heights....Small town feel inside a big city - what other area of Houston can say the same?!Friendly neighbors and unique shops, you can find it all in the Heights!Modesty is the best policy in this area of town.Families, friends and young couples are not bound down by the hustle and bustle of city life nor are they lured into the trendy spotlights and nightclubs of other areas ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Gail Medina]
According to Business Insider, Houston is “by far the country's No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.  Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you've got a winning case for Houston as the best city in Am...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Alex Handley]
Things To Do In Houston in September 2014School is back in session and football season is upon us, but that doesn't have to stop you from going out and enjoying all that Houston has to offer! There are some fun activities taking place this month, check one out, it's a great way to take your mind off the heat! HOUSTON BRAZILIAN FESTIVAL September 6, 2014 Every September the Brazilian Arts Foundat...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Budget-Friendly Kitchen MakeoverIf you're looking for a kitchen remodel that can increase the quality of life for the cook in your life while still be budget friendly,  consider updating your kitchen cabinetry.  It's usually the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel, often eating up about half of the total budget but if done right you can do a budget-friendly kitchen makeover the righ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Memorial By Windsor Apartments3131 Memorial CourtHouston, TX  77007Memorial By Windsor is a fabulous 25 story high rise apartment building.  Located near Memorial Park and just south of Washington Avenue, this awesome residence is near Downtown and all that the Inner Loop has to offer.  The building offers breathtaking views of Downtown Houston.  There is also a four story mid ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/27/2014 By Joseph Culotta]
Closing is about you becoming the legal owner of your home. Here is a list of some costs buyers and sellers might see at closing. Closing costs for the buyer might include appraisal fee, origination fee, pre-paid interest, pre-paid insurance, flood certification fee, tax servicing fee, credit report fee, bank processing fee, recording fee, notary fee, and title insurance.Closing costs for the...
Read Post [Posted on 08/27/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
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