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Home prices across the Houston region jumped again in March as inventory remained at historic lows, making house shopping a frustrating exercise for many Houstonians. "We have an employee whose children are in school and they'd love to buy up, but they can't find anything in the school district," said Chaille Ralph, chairwoman of the Houston Association o...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By John Askins]
In business, population and income, there’s no doubt that Texas is on the rise. Texas experienced more high-paying job growth than the rest of the country over the last 13 years, according to new research from the Dallas Federal Reserve. The state has also been the top domestic immigration destination in the country since 2006, the Fed found. Businesses are coming to Texas in droves, hiring n...
Read Post [Posted on 04/18/2014 By John Askins]
'Zombie lots' returning to life in some neighborhoodsImage 1 out of 5James Nielsen/StaffA sidewalk ends in the Southview Villas subdivision Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Houston. ( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )By Nancy SarnoffApril 17, 2014A for-sale sign in front of a new house in Southview Villas is one of the few signs of life in this seemingly forgotten neighborhood near...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
Gorgeous home for your growing family nestled in the heart of Fall Creek on oversized  lot. State of the art media room has screen,surround sound speakers and tv that stay. Spacious master bedroom with luxurious bathroom-- dual sinks, separate tub and shower. The kitchen is an entertainer's dream. Fall Creek offers a thriving community, outdoor recreation, great schools and a short commute to...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Free Spring Concerts at Central Park Bring a blanket or lawn chair and unwind to the live music sounds from renowned local artists every Thursday night. You can also enjoy the concert sounds while dining on the patios at Jasper's, 1252 Tapas Bar, Tommy Bahamas Tropical Cafe, Uni Sushi or Cru. The Market Street Spring Concert Series, held every Thursday night from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in Central P...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Cecelia Smith]
TREE HOUSE LIVINGTree house living in Houston: A sleek $750,000 condo makes Memorial Park your backyardBY BARBARA KUNTZ ENLARGESLIDESHOWThe great room is expansive with 18-foot-tall ceilings and two floor-to-ceiling custom windows. Photo courtesy of © TK ImagesBreakfast at No. 401 includes views of Buffalo Bayou, Bayou Bend and downtown Houston. Photo courtesy of © TK...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
Reasons! - I'm ethical and honest! You will always hear the truth! -Your my client, not a number! Always in reach! Dedicated to the sale of your home!- List to sell, not to win the listing. When I take on your listing. I'm honest about my professional opinion on the price of your home.- Advertisement paid by me! Marketing your home is vital to your sale. - Safety of your family and ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Tina Randolph]
It’s not a $64,000 question, but rather a $41,000 one. “Where are the first-time buyers?” It’s important because $41,000 is the amount renters have missed out on by not buying three years ago when prices were at a low point. The annual median home price was $166,100 in 2011 and $197,100 in 2013. The median national home price this year is expected to hit $207,000. Money left on the table.Unfortuna...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
Houston leaders discuss a proposed anti-hoarding ordinance relating to hoarding and related behavior. The vote was delayed, but Mayor Annise Parker says it's a problem that is not unique to Houston."This is an issue that had been popping up over and over again, and we have worked with mental health professionals. We've worked with police through the Department of Neighborhoods to in...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
The Chicago metro area tops the list of the most affordable major markets this year, according to ZipRealty’s newly released list of the 10 most affordable housing markets in 2014. To create the list, the real estate brokerage analyzed median home sales price data from 30 major metro areas as well as family income data from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. “In the most...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By John Askins]
Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through some of the best and gives you the lowdown on what's hot on the market. One can escape to a bit of New England right in the middle of a Memorial-area neighborhood, where a Cape Cod house, or "cape," is on sale for $3....
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Trisha Dear]
Allergy-Free Sleep in the Bedroom By Dave Donovan For years we’ve known how important sleep is to our health, but when you suffer from allergies, sleeping can be a frustrating and less-than-refreshing experience. From everyday dust to more serious problems like bed bugs, there are dozens of irritations that affect the quality and soundness of one’s sleep. Luckily, most of these issues c...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
FIGHT OFF THE POLLEN THIS SPRING! Tired of that stuffy feeling that Spring brings along? Steer clear of the pollen so that your allergies don't wreck this beautiful season! There are many ways to let pollen into your home but are you taking the right precautions to prevent the mess from entering your home? Try these ten ways to fight off the pollen at your home. 1. Keep the car in the ga...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Pamela Franks]
For the fifth year in a row, Houston has been named the top U.S. destination city for movers, according to U-Haul’s newly released “2013 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report.” The company’s rankings reflect destinations for movers renting a truck one way, and the list was compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions during a 12-month period. The following ci...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By John Askins]
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