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“The best downtowns instill a sense of pride in their cities,” according to Livability.com.The website recently ranked the top 10 best downtowns for 2014. Among the factors analyzed for the list, say the editors, were data on improvement in retail and office vacancy rates, the number of people moving to the area, income growth, unemployment, and the ratio of people who live and work i...
Read Post [Posted on 04/03/2014 By John Askins]
Dear Friends and Neighbors:Just in case you missed the postcard in the mail, here are some tidbits from the upcoming tour I am sponsoring for my friends and clients.  It will be a morning of fun and laughs and I will have coffee and mimosas for anyone interested. Along the way we will be taking the 1893 scenic country route that Heights' residents took into Houston.  Du...
Read Post [Posted on 03/24/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
 If  Houston were an independent nation, it would rank as the world's 30th largest economy, 23 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Houston Wal-Mart Inc. topped the list as the top revenue-grosser with $421,849 million in revenue and $16,389 million in profit in 2010. Houston metro area companies on the Fortune magazine list include (in reverse order):El Paso (No. 481 in...
Read Post [Posted on 03/10/2014 By Concepcion Ruiz]
I have only recently become a realtor. However, I am still an HSE specialist for ERP and am looking to spread my knowledge in real estate to home ownership.   Welcome to my blog!   Come back and enjoy Houston specific Real Estate news and home ownership specifics....
Read Post [Posted on 02/22/2014 By Anna Shaver]
Relocating to Houston?  Consider the Houston Heights.  Strategically located near major freeways with excellent transit time to downtown, Northwest, Galleria, and Greenway Plaza.  You can see where this neighborhood is locate at this map location with zip codes included:  http://www.zipmap.net/Texas/Harris_County/Z_Greater_Heights.htm ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/19/2014 By Driscoll Bowman]
Townhome with a view of the lagoon, amidst trees overlooking the marina. Enjoy a balcony view from the master bedroom and living area of this tri-level townhome. Calm colors accentuate the natural light from the French doors leading to the spacious second floor deck. Brick accent wall and a wood burning fireplace are two special features. One car garage with washer/dryer connections also provides ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2014 By Susan Vaughan]
Historic Heights bungalow in the Norhill historic district. Expanded and renovated into a spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with modern updates throughout while still paying homage to its history by maintaining the original fireplace, built-ins, original front door and using reclaimed wood throughout the home. Trust me to make the winning offer on rare finds that won't ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/05/2013 By Cynthia Mullins]
Homeownership has helped Americans who might otherwise be unable to scrape together a nest egg do just that, Yale economics professor Robert Shiller noted in a New York Times editorial over the weekend.But the Swiss do just fine amassing household savings and have a much lower homeownership rate, Shiller noted, arguing that it’s time to take away some of the “enormous subsidy to homeownership” pro...
Read Post [Posted on 11/04/2013 By Ferdana Johnson]
 Aging Homes May Present Big Bargains Daily Real Estate News Friday, November 01, 2013 --> More than 70 percent of the U.S. housing stock was built prior to 1990, and an aging housing stock may present more opportunities for buyers searching for a bargain, according to RealtyTrac’s Aging Homes Analysis. "The high percentage of homes that are at least 20 years old and likely...
Read Post [Posted on 11/02/2013 By Charles Gibbs]
25-26 - Haunted Jail - Old Jail Museum, San Jacinto County Historical Commission 936.653.2332 Click here for flyer for this event.26 - Trades Day - Coldspring "Scare on The Square", San Jacinto County Historical Commission 936.653.233226 - 10am - 4pm - Coldspring Area Art League Art Walk, 80 Hwy 150E, Coldspring - Arts & Crafts by individual artists.  Click here for a flyer for this event...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2013 By Susan Vaughan]
 What do I need to know about listing a property where only one spouse is the owner?Posted on October 23, 2013 by Texas Association of REALTORS® My potential clients are a married couple. The wife owned the home before the husband moved in, and he was never formally named as an owner. What rights in the property does he have?Texas is a community-property state. Many times, one spouse ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2013 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
  11 Cheap and Easy Decorating Tips for the KitchenApril 24th, 2007 Posted by Apartments.com Team in Decorating Small changes can have a big effect on how your kitchen looks. Below are 11 decorating tips for the kitchen that you can do in a day or less. Not only are these simple changes easy to do, but they are inexpensive too! Change up your walls: Instead of choosin...
Read Post [Posted on 10/09/2013 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
Where Texas ranks in relocationby Texas Association of REALTORS® Everything is bigger in Texas, including the number of households moving here from out of state. According to the 2013 Texas Relocation Report released by the Texas Association of REALTORS® today, Texas tops the nation in relocation activity. The state experienced a net gain of 9,100 households moving to Texas from o...
Read Post [Posted on 10/01/2013 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
Recently renovated Heights bungalow is ready for move-in! Beautiful beadboard ceiling in the den and natural light throughout enhance this already charming bungalow. Off-street parking options include a recently built 2-car garage, plus private parking space. The backyard promises a peaceful, quiet retreat after a long day and you're minutes away from all the great shops and restaurants in the Hei...
Read Post [Posted on 09/28/2013 By Cynthia Mullins]
This Old House  selected Glenbrook Valley — Houston's mecca for mid-century homes — as one of the nation's "Best Old House Neighborhoods" for 2013, citing the enclave for its "daring roof lines," "sweeping lawns" and "built-in Martini bars." The home-improvement magazine, a companion to the classic PBS television series, highlighted the neighborhood as one of 10 Editors' P...
Read Post [Posted on 09/28/2013 By Kenya Burrell]
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