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By Kate Shipman / Lions Club columnist Houston Community Newspapers For Conroe Noon Lions, Wednesdays at noon are an opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new ones and learn more about our wonderful community and how we can serve it. At most meetings, our program will feature a community leader, charitable organization or other speaker who informs us about the needs and goings on in an...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By Gail Cain]
And the growing continues..... There will be a meeting Tuesday between the University of Houston System administrators and newly elected state Senator Lois Kolkhorst.  They will discuss a major expansion of the UH Katy campus.  Currently UH has a small campus in Cinco Ranch but there are plans in the works for a much larger operation. “There’s a need in the Katy area fo...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
Want a Career in Real Estate? If you have an interest in starting a career in real estate, contact Kimberly Berger at 281-968-9546 or email kim@kimberlyberger.com.  Kim will personally assist you with getting started in the process, and she can share with you what being part of Keller Williams Realty can do to change your life.  She will also get you connected with one of Ke...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Kimberly Berger]
Most millennials say they’d rather rent than buy a home — a decision that could cost them more than $700,000 over the course of their lives. Nearly six in 10 millennials (59%) say they’d rather rent a home than buy one, with just one in four saying they are either very or completely likely to purchase a home in the next five years, according to a survey of 1,300 millennials re...
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Michelle Cannon]
Katy ISD’s McMeans Junior High was recently named as one of only seven exemplary Texas “Schools to Watch” for 2015 as part of a recognition program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Middle School Association. Schools involved in this program demonstrate that high-performing middle/junior high schools have a clear focus on academic...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
Falling oil prices typically lead to lower heating bills and cheaper fill-ups at the gasoline pump. Less obvious to the average consumer is the role cheaper oil is playing in driving down mortgage rates. It is a complicated and indirect link that will likely keep rates low well into 2015, economists say. Mortgage rates are largely driven by the bond markets and most closely follow the yields (o...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Christian Flakes]
Ten Texas cities made a strong showing on the Milken Institute's lists of best-performing U.S. cities, with seven ranking high among large cities and three ranking high among smaller metros. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos was the highest ranked Texas city on the list, coming in behind only San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City. "Austin is the most consistent top-five finisher in t...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By John Askins]
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 that ho...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By John Askins]
By Matthew Costa Houston Community Newspapers MONTGOMERY — It was a night of honor and fun at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa as the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s exiting Chairman Danielle Scheiner was thanked for her services to the area Saturday at the Chamber’s Ball. “It has been an honor serving you all as chairman,” Scheiner said. “...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By Gail Cain]
Findings from a Woodstock Institute study of 257,000 purchase loans and refinancings originated in the Chicago area indicate that gender bias may play a role in denials. Based on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, researchers found that purchase applications with a woman as the primary borrower and a man as the co-borrower were 24 percent less likely to be approved than if a man applied as the ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By John Askins]
Home owners have been duped out of an average of $4,000 to $5,000 from scams, but even five-figure losses aren’t uncommon for those who have fallen prey to fake loan modifications and other housing fraud. Forbes highlighted three of the most common real estate scams today: 1. Rental scams: Scammers illegally pull online listing information from a home for sale and re-post it as a ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/17/2015 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By Pamela Harris]
Taste of the Town is set for 4-9 p.m. Jan. 29 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. For the 29th year, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the culinary event that draws in thousands of food lovers looking to sample the fare of numerous vendors from throughout South Montgomery County. Last year’s Taste of the Town attracted a crowd of about 6,500 ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By Gail Cain]
Interior designer Vicente Wolf’s new book, Lifting the Curtain on Design, says simply, "White can do everything. Painting a room white simplifies the environment. It brings it to its essence." Wolf, who has spent most of his career trying to expand small places in New York City, relies on white strategically throughout an apartment. His approach could work in properties elsewher...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By John Askins]
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