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Demand for urban living in high-density areas of Houston ramps up. According to this article in the Houston Chronicle, more buyers in the first five months of 2014 sought out condos and town homes in close-in urban areas than single family homes.  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Demand-for-high-density-living-ramps-up-in-5593995.php...
Read Post [Posted on 07/02/2014 By Cynthia Guest]
This beautifully updated condo is in the heart of the Heights on White Oak and provides quick access to hike/bike trails, shopping and great restaurants. Modern updates include: granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile and beautiful cabinets. Buying a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com. ....................................................
Read Post [Posted on 07/01/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Borrowers who have a history of paying rent on time may see a boost to their credit score. Experian, a leading credit report company, added a section to its credit reports last year that reflected on-time rent payments, which helped give a boost in the credit scores to some on-time rent payers. Now the two other major credit reporting companies are following suit.  CoreLogic and FICO rece...
Read Post [Posted on 06/19/2014 By John Askins]
The Orange County Association of REALTORS® has launched an educational campaign encouraging condominium homeowner associations to get FHA- and VA-certified in order to attract more qualified buyers to their building. Nationally, only about 30 percent of condos are approved for FHA financing, and even fewer are VA-approved, said Rita Tayenaka, broker-owner of Coast to Canyon Real Estate ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/29/2014 By John Askins]
What is a non-warrantable condo and why is it difficult to finance? A non-warrantable condo is a condominium that does not meet the minimum eligibility standards set by FHA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. These agencies will not insure/purchase mortgages secured by non warrantable condos because they are considered riskier.  As a result, the down payment and interest rates on these loan...
Read Post [Posted on 05/26/2014 By Nadine Cius]
Downtown Houston’s Post Rice Lofts apartment building — the former Rice Hotel, and next to last stop on President Kennedy's tour through Texas in 1963— reportedly has a new owner after a few months on the market. Atlanta-based Post Properties put the 101-year-old building up for sale in January, listed by ARA Houston. Now, the Houston Chronicle reports residents have been told Greystar Real Est...
Read Post [Posted on 05/24/2014 By John Askins]
The Museum District of Houston is a popular choice among buyers who are deeply enthusiastic with the arts. With more than 20 museums in the district, including the country’s sixth largest museum, the Museum District is a perfect choice for residents who want to experience Houston’s growing culture and arts scene. The district is bordered by University Area to the east, Texas Medical C...
Read Post [Posted on 05/22/2014 By Paige Martin]
Downtown Houston is one of the least populated districts in the city. Despite serving as a workplace for more than 150,000 residents of Houston, there are only 3,000 registered residents living in one of the luxury homes in the area. As the main financial district of Houston, Downtown Houston is the perfect place for people who intend to have a stellar career in the city. With more than ...
Read Post [Posted on 05/22/2014 By Paige Martin]
The Galleria is a premier residential community located in western Houston. Popularly known among Houstonians as the site of Houston’s biggest shopping center, Galleria emanates with a luxurious vibe that invites buyers into living in one of Houston’s best residential areas. Despite being located right outside Houston’s Inner Loop, Galleria serves as the home to some of the city’s hottest c...
Read Post [Posted on 05/20/2014 By Paige Martin]
More homeowners' groups may be operating with insufficient reserves, which could one day result in an unexpected increase in costs to home owners. An estimated 70 percent of association-governed communities are underfunded, a rise from 60 percent a decade ago, according to a new report from the consulting firm Association Reserves. Associations that lack adequate reserves may impose larg...
Read Post [Posted on 05/20/2014 By John Askins]
The Mercer is a towering 30-story high-rise condominium located at 3388 Sage Rd. The condominium building sits atop of Uptown Houston, the newest commercial and residential luxury area in the city.As a condominium located in the Galleria area, there is nothing short of the excellent amenities and facilities you need. Whether you want to buy the latest clothes from the poshest designer brands or to...
Read Post [Posted on 05/05/2014 By Paige Martin]
HIP MAY HAPPENINGS ON GALVESTON ISLANDPrivately owned Galveston homes overflowing with history will be open for tours during the Galveston Historic Homes Tour on May 3-4 & 10-11. www.galvestonhistory.orgEnd the week hanging out at Saengerfest Park with your friends and family. Movie Night on the Strand: 5/3 - Hairspray, Music Night on the Strand: 5/10 - Sam Navarro and the Love Star Devils 5/...
Read Post [Posted on 04/29/2014 By Dee Richmond]
Regency House is a 13-story condominium located at 2701 Westheimer Rd, at the heart of the exclusive River Oaks neighborhood. Regency House condos for sale are among the most sought-after highrise units by condo-buyers. Source: Regency House Houston Regency House Houston Condo Overview Situated in the geographical center of Houston and near Lamar Tower and 2727 Kirby at River Oaks, Regency Ho...
Read Post [Posted on 04/28/2014 By Paige Martin]
Single female households continue to grow: About 20 percent of recent home buyers were from single females, according to National Association of REALTORS® data. An recent article at Realty Times highlighted the characteristics female buyers tend to want in a new home: Proximity to family: Female home buyers tend to say they want to live closer to their extended family than their jo...
Read Post [Posted on 04/27/2014 By John Askins]
The Royalton at River Oaks is a 33-story condominium tower built at the heart of River Oak’s peaceful community. With different units constructed on 27 residential floors of the building, the Royalton is one of the hottest and most sought-after condominiums in the area. The Royalton at River Oaks is located at 3333 Allen Parkway, and situated near the Huntingdon and Chateau Ten. It was built in ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/24/2014 By Paige Martin]
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