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If you have never had the opportunity to attend Taste of the Town hosted by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce at the Waterway Marriott, I tell you it is a TREAT! All the best restaurants and vendors in the area come together in this huge room and put on their best show.  From Jaspers to Perrys, from Gigi's Cupcakes to Frost; I tell you it is an evening of true bliss for all ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/28/2015 By Teresa Sartin]
Houston is about 50 miles from the sea and yet it's only between about 20 to 50 feet above sea level in most places. My car's clever Sat Nav system has an altimeter so I can verify this daily, though I have no idea what use it is as a driving aid. A further 100 miles to either the north or west of Houston and only then does it start to go up, but only a bit. I guess what I'm trying to ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By John Paulus]
Existing single-family home sales and prices in Texas were up last month from a year ago, according to the latest Multiple Listing Service data compiled by the Real Estate Center. More than 23,300 homes were sold in December compared with 20,775 a year ago — a 12 percent jump. Nearly 284,650 homes were sold in Texas last year, data showed. The median price was up 9 percent, from $175,8...
Read Post [Posted on 01/26/2015 By John Askins]
I can’t think of too many people who dislike great food and a bargain.  Those are two of my favorite things!  In this blog, I would like to highlight a local restaurant that offers just that.  In addition, I’ve included a link to a list of area restaurants that offer deals on different days of the week.  Take a look and save some money! Spring, Texas has a variet...
Read Post [Posted on 01/25/2015 By Leticia Herrera]
Expect a few delays this weekend on the road due to construction. The Texas Department of Transportation has a website that provides information about all closures in effect this month for the Houston area. The link below provides updated highway closure information: http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/construction/construction_report.aspx Information courtesy of the Texas Department of Tran...
Read Post [Posted on 01/24/2015 By Kenya Burrell]
SEVEN TIPS FOR HOME BUYERS A real estate transaction can seem a little complicated. Take a look at these steps which I recommend to my buyers (and they come from a great source, the Texas Association of Realtors).  These practices can help make the home buying process as seamless as possible! Arrange for your mortgage financing up front before you even start to...
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Irma Barbee]
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Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Pamela Harris]
I heard MainStreet America described as a perpetual showcase of homes, and while that is true, it is so much more. Yes, you can tour 12 fully decorated model homes in different styles from beachfront to  trendy urban contemporary at your own pace, guided by a cool hand-held integrated information device called TED (Technology Education Device). Want more information about an item – s...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Judith Sinnard]
City news … League City – The new Public Safety Building opened at 555 W. Walker Street.  At a cost of $30.49 million, it’s very high-tech and is the newest and largest police station/public safety building in the county.   Seabrook – The $8.55 million bond was approved to build and update facilities including $6.85 million for a public works complex, an...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By Pamela Archer]
Oil prices are plummeting, which is great news for drivers at the pump, but could it negatively effect economies and housing markets that have been fueled by the energy boom? Communities most impacted by the drop in oil prices may start to see a slow in home prices, according to a report by CoreLogic. Dropping energy prices could notably strike states such as Texas and North Dakota. "Th...
Read Post [Posted on 01/22/2015 By John Askins]
Breaking ground this year - Katy Boardwalk will include  a convention center, a hotel and a boardwalk that will circle an 80 acre pond.  The boardwalk will also have viewing stations when completed. Wonder what resturants and boutiques will be on site? http://coveringkaty.com/2015/01/19/exclusive-see-video-animation-of-katy-boardwalk-project/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
Wondering why a bunch of out-of-towners are afoot hunting down $214,000 homes (such as the Lakewood Forest number pictured here) to buy as investmentsin Houston — just as locals start to feel a bit jitteryabout the possibility of coming oil-price-drop aftershocks? The sudden outsider enthusiasm may stem in part from a roundup of “Best Buy Cities” publish...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Angela Rollins]
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]
After what seemed like weeks of dull, grey cold weather, we finally got some glorious and warm sunshine with which to enjoy a round of golf in. The birds around the lakes and waterways in Houston are as varied as they are often rather large and scary (the birds that is, not the lakes). None more so than the pelicans. Not easy to spot in this picture I'm afraid but trust me, they are the fiv...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By John Paulus]
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