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Fresh paint can turn a dark, tired property into a brighter, more saleable home. Here are some suggestions from the service providers on Angie’s List for anyone contemplating a paint job: · If the home was built before 1978, hire a qualified lead specialist to examine the property for lead before you start the job. · The contract should include a thorough description o...
Read Post [Posted on 03/01/2015 By John Askins]
  Many homeowners invest a lot of time and effort deliberately researching property markets and neighborhoods when buying a home. They disregard the role a property manager can play in protecting their property’s capital value and maximizing the owner’s income when it comes time to lease out the home. Landlords tend to pick their property management company based on manage...
Read Post [Posted on 02/28/2015 By Lidieth Macicek]
Jay Wall III, senior vice president with Moody Rambin in Houston, specializing in tenant representation, recently penned the following anaysis of the Houston commercial office market for the Houston Business Journal: Houston has more than 17 million square feet of new office space currently under construction, but the joyride is about to end. Much of it is of single-tenant campuses — I...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2015 By John Askins]
Nationwide apartment rental firm ApartmentGuide.com says the majority of apartment seekers are looking for apartments in the $500 to $700 price range, followed by $700 to $900. Distance from the city center was also a factor, with the majority of apartment hunters seeking homes five miles form the city center, followed by 10 miles, then 20 miles. These are the other top features that apartme...
Read Post [Posted on 02/21/2015 By John Askins]
Fannie Mae has announced that it is planning a redevelopment project of The Washington Post’s current headquarters and make that its' new headquarters. Fannie Mae plans to demolish the existing buildings making up The Post’s headquarters on a prominent corner at 1150 15th St. NW to make room for its new 700-square-foot headquarters, CoStar Group reports. The move will consoli...
Read Post [Posted on 02/18/2015 By John Askins]
Where are the biggest increases in rental rates likely to occur this year? Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, and Michigan may offer some of the highest returns for investors, according to a new analysis by RealtyTrac, which recently analyzed the markets most likely to offer the best returns in buying residential rental properties in the first quarter of 2015. “With home ownership rates at t...
Read Post [Posted on 02/13/2015 By John Askins]
Unilev Management Corp has announced a capital improvement campaign at Galleria Office Tower I, a 493,456-sf office tower at 2700 Post Oak Blvd., and the Galleria Financial Center, a 251,974-sf building in the middle of Houston’s Galleria Mall at 5065/5075 Westheimer. The $8 million renovation will include newly redesigned second- and third-floor lobbies that will feature upgrades to the ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/11/2015 By John Askins]
Demand for office space is expected to remain at post-recession highs for the next two years, according to the CoStar Portfolio Strategy analysts. Vacancies continue to fall, mixed with rising rents, in a growing number of markets. "2014 was a great year for the office market," Walter Page, director of office research, said during CoStar's State of The U.S. Office Market 2014 Revi...
Read Post [Posted on 02/08/2015 By John Askins]
Rising rents are forcing renters to outspend home owners on housing costs, according to a study.  Since 2005, home owners’ housing expenses have climbed from 31.9 percent of their household budget to 33.2 percent. On the other hand, in that same time period, renters’ expenses have jumped from 35.6 percent to 38.4 percent, according to CoreLogic U.S. Housing and Mortgage Trends....
Read Post [Posted on 02/01/2015 By John Askins]
In recent years, many leaders in the real estate industry were looking to apartments and rental properties as the new hot market.  But is it the best course? Home prices and foreclosures that weighed down the home market seemed to be the driving force behind this trend. However, Dr. Mark Dotzour, chief economist for the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, sa...
Read Post [Posted on 01/27/2015 By John Askins]
Construction on buildings with at least five apartments reached the highest pace last year since the beginning of 2006. But one big difference compared to 2006, Freddie Mac economists note, is that there is less development of condominium complexes, and most of the multifamily offerings are rentals. "The growth in net household formations has been among renters," a Freddie Mac report ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/17/2015 By John Askins]
Houston’s office market had 2.2 million sf of positive net absorption in fourth quarter 2014, bringing the year-end total to 6.8 million sf, Colliers International reported in its latest quarterly market report. Over 2.1 million sf of new inventory was delivered in the fourth quarter, bringing 2014 year-end delivered inventory to over 6.6 million sf. The city's office construc...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By John Askins]
 I specialize in locating qualified renters for your investment property or your home if you want to rent it for a certain amount of time and then try to sell it again later. I can come out and give you suggestions on repairs, deposits, credit acceptance, pricing, late fees, handle all the screening, 24 hour advertising, we save you the hassle of driving to and from the property, backgro...
Read Post [Posted on 01/12/2015 By LaWanda Lendsey]
You are a homeowner, but now your family has simply outgrown the place. You’re almost ready to start hunting for a new home—but hesitate. The fact is, you’re reluctant to give up your present property. It’s been a terrific home, and you suspect it’s only going to grow in value… If your financial fortunes are on the upswing, you may be wise to consider the vi...
Read Post [Posted on 01/12/2015 By Connie Inmon]
The world’s largest manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products plans to build a four million-sf manufacturing and logistics campus on Houston's northwest side. Daikin Industries' $417 million facility will employ 4,000 people. The Japanese company, which owns Goodman Global, will build the campus off US 290 about three miles west of Grand Pkwy. (SH 99). Daikin wi...
Read Post [Posted on 01/12/2015 By John Askins]
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