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Americans age 65 and over are holding onto home ownership instead of downsizing into rentals or moving to senior centers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Indeed, the largest jump in buyers this year was among people between the ages of 65 and 74. This age segment increased to 13 percent of all buyers from 10 percent a year earlier, according to National Association of REALTORS® data."Th...
Read Post [Posted on 12/21/2014 By John Askins]
Luxury sales have been soaring in recent months, outpacing the rest of the housing market. Deals on existing homes priced above $1 million climbed more than 16 percent in October compared to a year ago, according to National Association of REALTORS® housing data. The increase was bigger than that of any other price segment. So what home features are these luxury buyers on the hunt for in t...
Read Post [Posted on 12/20/2014 By John Askins]
During summer months when gardens are in bloom and the sun is shining bright, curb appeal comes naturally to many homes. But when the autumn chill turns to winter cold and the sun sets earlier in the day, it becomes more difficult to create that inviting exterior look that grabs buyers from the curb.Fortunately, it is still possible to create striking winter curb appeal without expensive or compli...
Read Post [Posted on 12/20/2014 By John Askins]
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to its lowest point of the year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013, according to Freddie Mac.This week, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.80%, down from 3.93% last week. A year ago this time, it was 4.47%, according to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey.β€œThe temporary decline in rates will likely be short-lived,” s...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
The American dream of owning a home is something everyone should have if they want it. You should be able to live where you want and enjoy the features of your environment that help you relax, entertain, play, and do more of the things you enjoy without the restrictions imposed by a landlord.You can own a pet, build a treehouse, paint the walls your favorite color, and play music and videos as lou...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
Absolutely gorgeous and FULLY RENOVATED 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom home in North Houston: 1247 Wardmont Street, Houston, TX 77037.  Treat your family to a great gift for the holidays!!  This gem will not last long!!
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Morad Fiki]
You don't have to live in the Hill Country, or even Brenham if you would like to have a small place to drop your hat and put up your feet while working in Houston.  The 740 sq ft condo sits on the border of Piney Point, Memorial and Houston, The Deerwood Garden Condos is surrounded by nothing but gorgeous and valued grounds.  The Deerwood is enclaved by Arrowwood Circle, multimillion dol...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Michele Marano]
A traditionally quieter time of year for real estate is anything butHOUSTON β€” (November 12, 2014) β€” The Houston real estate market plowed through October at full-throttle, driving prices up once again and ensuring that the supply of homes remained at historic lows. The greatest sales activity took place among homes priced between $250,000 and the millions.According to the lates...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Q: I am a Texas Realtor. I just read an article in a major newspaper that confused me. That author says that all brokers represent sellers because the seller pays them, and that this obligates the buyer's agent to serve the interests of the sellers. I am a buyer's representative, and get my commissions through the MLS offer to share. There is no exception for buyer's brokers. Why does he think I r...
Read Post [Posted on 12/19/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
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Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Susan Greer]
Looking to buy a new house as the new year rolls around? There are so many open house's going on this weekend! Check out our open house finder to find your dream home this December: http://rem.ax/1zXUwXbWe are always here for your real estate needs!-Mary and Kelly...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Energy services companies sign big office leases in HoustonDec 17, 2014, 11:51am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleThomas Properties GroupHouston-based Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), which provides helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, signed a 115,000-square-foot new lease at CityWestPlace in the Westchase submarket.Olivia Puls...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Exxon and ConocoPhillips make record-breaking bid for offshore exploration rightsDec 17, 2014, 8:52am CSTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Canada-based Suncor Energy Inc. (NYSE: SU) bid $559 million Canadian dollars for exploration rights in the Flemish Pass offshore Newfoundland in nor...
Read Post [Posted on 12/18/2014 By Christopher Chin]
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