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I had the privilege to host an open house and showcase one of Houston's premier mid century modern homes.  It's described as a Renovated, Mid Century Modern home (1956), ''California Contemporary,'' designed by architect-emeritus William Floyd. Banks of clerestory windows, sloped, beamed ceilings throughout open, light-filled spaces. Office/study, large family room. Energy-efficient upgr...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Bobette Gonzalez]
A new performance venue is coming to Sugar Land!-A $74.3 million project will begin on Dec. 9. -It will be located on the corner of Highway 59 and University Boulevard-It will host a wide range of performances, including national musicians, comedians, children’s and family entertainment, theater, and more!Read the full story here--> http://rem.ax/1v3vpE0 We love Sugar Land and we...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
The Groves There is a great new neighborhood coming to Northeast Houston nestled in “the woods”.  The Groves is located about 2 miles south of 1960 on Lake Houston Parkway in Northeast Houston.  The Groves is master planned by Crescent Communities.  The community is built around nature so many of the native trees are being preserved.  Those that are cut down are being ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Kimberly Berger]
Hydrogen peroxide is a non-toxic cleaner for many areas of your home. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
How far will you go to get your green on? Would you live in the treetops? Share toys? Tell us what you think.They’re sustainable — built with scrap wood and mortar — and their thick walls reduce the need for energy to heat and cool. Would you live in a cordwood masonry house? Image: Tony Wrench/That Round HouseSustainable living has very little to do with shiny new stuff. Think about that reusable...
Read Post [Posted on 11/06/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
JUST MOVED TO COPPERFIELD & NEED A GREAT HAIR SALON? Welcome to my new blog! If you are buying or selling or relocating, we aim to share tips and information that will help make the transition easier. There are so many things to learn about moving to the Houston area from out of town. I am a realtor in the Houston area, as well as a transplant from Cleveland, Ohio. We will share with you ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Marsha Ettinger]
If you are thinking of outdoor lighting for Halloween, check this out! By: John Riha When you stroll through your neighborhood this Halloween season, get ready for some front-yard tricks and some awesome lighting treats. Halloween displays are more sophisticated — and fun — than ever, headlined by energy-saving CFL and LED extravaganzas, and powered by creative home owners who pull out...
Read Post [Posted on 10/29/2014 By Marsha Ettinger]
Selling a home quickly and for a good price means attracting the broadest range of qualified home buyers. That can depend on identifying as many appeal points as possible, then showing them off through an energetic marketing program. One increasingly prominent marketing point is one that used to be an unexploited side issue: green features. Just watch some of the latest TV commercials, a...
Read Post [Posted on 10/28/2014 By Connie Inmon]
More builders are raising the bar when it comes to greater energy efficiency in homes. The new-home industry is using it as a lure to attract buyers, but they’re also, in some cases, being forced to adopt more stringent state energy code standards for new residences.   While greater energy efficiency in new homes can serve as a selling point to potential buyers, some builders are also growin...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By John Askins]
Lighting's a vital part of homes and consumes 20 percent of the electricity used in the United States. But a new technology — LEDs that come in sheets — promises to give both agents and home owners unprecedented flexibility when showing and using homes."Organic LEDs" — technology already used in many smartphones and televisions — use half as much energy as equivalent fluorescent lightbul...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By John Askins]
PENDING - CONTINUE TO SHOW after 9 Days on Market Rare opportunity to own an amazing home featured in multiple construction and design publications.  Unique energy efficient  and sustainable Hebel Block construction provides many, many benefits not available in other homes (see last page of Amenities Text for details). Luxurious interior appointments feature...
Read Post [Posted on 10/19/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
A series of mid-September rainstorms added about 20,000 acre-feet to the combined storage of lakes Buchanan and Travis, the region's water reservoirs. Lake Travis rose more than 2 feet, while Lake Buchanan rose a little more than half an inch. The increase was welcome but relatively small, and it was not enough to make much difference in the severe drought gripping the region around the ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/18/2014 By John Askins]
Open house This Saturday 10/18/2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.Feel free to bring along a friend and enjoy some cookies while you view this lovely home.  This would be a great opportunity for you to invite someone who would make the perfect new neighbor for you! Address:11411 blackstream CT,cypress,TX 77433...
Read Post [Posted on 10/16/2014 By Mike Elgoher]
If it hurts your heart to see new communities coming up and old trees coming down (to make room for new community) then The Groves may be a community you will love!  Crescent Communities has broke ground in Northeast Houston to provide The Groves, a community which will serve as a natural refuge.  The developer is devoted to preserving trees and nature in this new community.  They a...
Read Post [Posted on 10/14/2014 By Tricia Frazier]
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