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Not spending money you don't have simply makes good (dollars and) sense. Just ask the City of Houston. The city spotlights it's "pay-as-you-go" ReBuild Houston program, which is designed to pay for street and drainage infrastructure improvements without the city incurring debt. Under program guidelines, a project is not started until enough cash is available to cover the costs from start to...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By John Askins]
The Associated General Contractors of America released a report identifying which areas around the country gained the most construction jobs during the past year. Here are the top ten:10. Baton Rouge, LA.9. Oakland, CA.8. San Jose, CA.7. The Denver, CO. 6. Orlando, Fla. 4. (tie). Both Fort Worth and Dallas, TX.3. The Boston, MA. area 2. Seattle, WA.1. H...
Read Post [Posted on 12/17/2014 By John Askins]
According to Olivia Pulsinelli, Web producer- http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2014/10/22/houston-named-no-1-real-estate-market-to-watch-in.html?page=allHouston Business Journal, The "Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015" report ranked Houston the country's No. 1 market to watch next year. That's up from No. 2 in 2014 and No. 5 in 2013.Houston ranked No. 1 in both investm...
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Cynthia Guest]
My children attended Spring Branch ISD schools.  They both went to Memorial High School and my son was a senior the same time Andrew Luck was a senior.  So even though I'm a Texans fan, I feel a connection to the Colts when they play.  It's always great to see a hometown boy do well.  Below is an article from The Wall Street Journal about Andrew Luck's Trash Talk on the field....
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Jean Risha]
Saturday night at Torchy's at the Vintage in Northwest Houston, 240 and Louetta.. Sooooooooooooooooooooo fresh.  It was like the herbs had just been chopped up.  Prices are very reasonable, 2 tacos under $4.00, even for shrimp!  Enjoy....
Read Post [Posted on 12/16/2014 By Jerry Jones]
The acknowledgements for the lack of any email from me last week was only slightly disappointingly underwhelming. The fact is, they reached a point at which they were in serious short supply. One could in fact say rare, but extinct would be more accurate! However, I take some solace from the fact that some might 'follow' me on Facebook and they will have known that I was in the UK for a week, visi...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By John Paulus]
FOR SALE  FOR LEASE  BUILD TO SUIT+/- 1.28 AcresList Price: $ 830,000Approximately 1.28 Acres of Vacant Commercial Land at the busy intersection of North Main and Cedar Bayou Lynchburg. Property is triangular in shape, has great visibility, and has easy access from the major roads that surrounds all three sides of the property. Listed for sale at just under $14.95sf. Owner is a...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
For years now, if you didn’t have near perfect credit and a hefty 20% down payment, chances were slim that lenders would give you a mortgage.But that’s all about to change….That’s because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-backed mortgage giants that backstop a majority of all mortgages, have put new lending guidelines in place that should make it easier for borrowers to secure loans.N...
Read Post [Posted on 12/15/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Homes appear to be high on holiday shopping lists as consumers continued to snap up properties in November, pushing prices up once again while driving the supply level down. The majority of the month’s sales activity took place among homes priced between $250,000 and the millions. According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of...
Read Post [Posted on 12/11/2014 By John Askins]
With all the festivities that come with this time of year, the lights, the music, the magic of it all also comes with more chances of burglaries and theft.  We all know the movie Home Alone.Two burglars plan a whole holiday heist of all the homes in the neighborhood while everyone is out of town for Christmas. Due to travel, business and overcrowded parking lots and stores, this seems to be a...
Read Post [Posted on 12/10/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 By Holly Smith]
Email END binder-item O Christmas Tree,O Christmas Tree,How should I string thee?The holidays always stir up a little controversy when it comes to Christmas tree preferences, like real or fake Christmas trees, and whether you’re a fan of tinsel or garland. But there’s another debate out there: How to string...
Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 By Marla Lewis]
In this week’s top housing news: a rebound in sales at home improvement stores may bode well for the housing market; home owners get a second chance to refinance with HARP 2.0; and a federal official pushes a new tax credit for veterans.After a week of football, scrambling for deals at the mall, and finishing up Thanksgiving leftovers, you might have missed the stories impacting home owners. Stron...
Read Post [Posted on 12/05/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/04/2014 By Susan Greer]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/04/2014 By Connie Vallone]
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