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Vacation-home sales have improved, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The association’s 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2012, shows vacation-home sales rose 10.1 percent to 553,000 from 502,000 in 2011. Investment-home sales declined...
Read Post [Posted on 07/09/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/02/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
Ranch Living.... Good for the soul - being out in the open plains and/or hills of Texas' vast land. So many options to experience this type of calm living this summer season.... A few suggestions to begin your look into ranch living:  http://www.texaslandmen.com/ http://www.fredericksburgrealty.com/ http://republicranches.com/ http://www.yoranch.com/land-sales/ Getting int...
Read Post [Posted on 06/30/2014 By Gail Medina]
Brand New Listing!! 5 Acre Estate in Manvel Tx. Very Peaceful area and neighborhood. Property has about 20-30 beautiful large oak trees surrounding the 5 acres. the estate is completely fenced in. The estate has a large stocked pond with small and large mouth bass. the home is a 5 bedroom 4 full baths and approx. 3800 sq. ft. of living area. The home needs some minor updating such as counterto...
Read Post [Posted on 06/23/2014 By Juan Hernandez]
This large home comes equiped with the latest stainless built ins imaginable.office off the kitchen, game room complete with high tech pool table.  Five bedrooms and four full bathrooms are nicely designed and decorated.  The horse facilities come with 9 stall stables, hot and cold washers, tack barn with saddle stands.Arena has daytime lighted stadium lights and more.  The stables ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/20/2014 By Judy Doyle]
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Read Post [Posted on 06/12/2014 By Shadrick Bogany]
Some buyers are calling the vacation-home market the “perfect storm,” — good values, low mortgage rates, and increased affordability — which is prompting more opportunity in the second-home market. Many buyers also say the higher rental income potential from investment properties helped motivate their purchase. Many second home owners may have been sitting on the sideline, waiting for the ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/09/2014 By John Askins]
I lived in Houston most of my life. Four years away in boarding schools, and six years in the Air Force, but my home has always been Houston,Tx. That being said, I did not realize that there was a lake as big as Lake Houston until about five years ago, so close and so nice. Camping, fishing, and water sports, like tubing and wake boarding.There are several places to put a boat in the water. Lake H...
Read Post [Posted on 04/29/2014 By Brian Schroeder]
Walk into the little church in Dubina, Texas, and you feel like you've entered an Easter egg.The sanctuary's ceiling and walls boast robin's-egg-blue paint with beautiful stenciling and hand-painted frescoes of angels, stars and floral vines.Carved, framed depictions of the Stations of the Cross adorn the walls. The room is drenched in light, reflecting the Czech preference to let the sun shi...
Read Post [Posted on 04/20/2014 By John Askins]
Energy industry representatives are increasingly making an offer to home owners across the country: Let us drill for your natural gas on your land, and we’ll pay you for the lease.  The offer is increasingly being made to home owners in Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York. Drilling officials say home owners can earn extra income that can be used to pay off their mortgages and that the gas roya...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By John Askins]
The American dream of home ownership is alive and well even after the battering prices and budgets took during the housing crisis, according to a survey by Chase. A total of 87% of respondents said owning their home is something they have always wanted.“Owning a home is at the heart of most Americans’ dreams,” said Chase Mortgage Banking CEO Kevin Watters. “And people are saving as much as possibl...
Read Post [Posted on 04/01/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
 10+ undeveloped acres in Rosharon. Less than 2 miles to FM 1462 and 6 miles to TX 288. Near proposed Grand Parkway Segment B. Great opportunity for future investment, cattle or livestock, ranch or many other opportunities!
Read Post [Posted on 03/31/2014 By Doris Jean Lacamu]
Check out this article on kitchen design. What do you think? Come back and let me know if it's something you would do to build value to your home before you sell.Kitchen Remodeling Decisions You’ll Never RegretBy: John Rihahttp://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/kitchens/classic-kitchen-remodeling/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/28/2014 By Cynthia Schroeder]
Roads that were meant for the small-town traffic of ranchers and the occasional school bus now continue to get pounded by heavy trucks in the Eagle Ford Shale.To complete a single well in the oil- and gas-rich shale in South Texas, trucks must make hundreds of trips to transport equipment, water and sand to sites for drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Some county roads are dirt or caliche and have...
Read Post [Posted on 03/12/2014 By John Askins]
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