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Wondering why a bunch of out-of-towners are afoot hunting down $214,000 homes (such as the Lakewood Forest number pictured here) to buy as investmentsin Houston — just as locals start to feel a bit jitteryabout the possibility of coming oil-price-drop aftershocks? The sudden outsider enthusiasm may stem in part from a roundup of “Best Buy Cities” publish...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By Angela Rollins]
Ten Texas cities made a strong showing on the Milken Institute's lists of best-performing U.S. cities, with seven ranking high among large cities and three ranking high among smaller metros. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos was the highest ranked Texas city on the list, coming in behind only San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City. "Austin is the most consistent top-five finisher in t...
Read Post [Posted on 01/20/2015 By John Askins]
After what seemed like weeks of dull, grey cold weather, we finally got some glorious and warm sunshine with which to enjoy a round of golf in. The birds around the lakes and waterways in Houston are as varied as they are often rather large and scary (the birds that is, not the lakes). None more so than the pelicans. Not easy to spot in this picture I'm afraid but trust me, they are the fiv...
Read Post [Posted on 01/19/2015 By John Paulus]
This is  a good time to cash in on the property market in Houston and its suburbs.  Houston's property market is as good as it gets.  Comparatively, property prices are almost 2 to 3 times lower in Houston than say, California, New York, New Jersey or Florida.  This means you get a lot more value for every single dollar.  With a lot of young professionals moving i...
Read Post [Posted on 01/17/2015 By Veronica Ricketts]
Mark your calendars January 23rd is Parents' Survival Night at the Little Gym of Katy.  Give your kids ages 3 and up a break at their "Camping at Mystery Mountain" night while you can enjoy a dinner with kids free!!  Katy is such a family oriented city - that is the reason I grew up here and now raising my own family in Katy! ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By Shelby Kennedy]
Houston’s office market had 2.2 million sf of positive net absorption in fourth quarter 2014, bringing the year-end total to 6.8 million sf, Colliers International reported in its latest quarterly market report. Over 2.1 million sf of new inventory was delivered in the fourth quarter, bringing 2014 year-end delivered inventory to over 6.6 million sf. The city's office construc...
Read Post [Posted on 01/16/2015 By John Askins]
A strong economy and low mortgage rates elevated Houston realty to record levels in 2014 as more homes were sold than ever before – and prices rose to record highs, as well. The Houston Association of Realtors reported 75,319 single-family homes were sold last year, the highest annual sales total in Houston’s real estate history. “The Houston housing market experienced its ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By Rene Hightire]
Million dollar-plus homes in the Houston area were hot commodities in 2014, with some 1,194 million dollar-plus luxury residences sold from January throughout October — the most in the entire state. In fact, Houston's high-end housing market reflects a 13 percent increase, the Lone Star's third highest jump over the same time frame in 2013. Those stats come from the Real E...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By Rene Hightire]
Can you get through this post without calling your contractor? http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/insanely-clever-remodeling-ideas-for-your-new-home-315#.luJp4MkQdK ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By Almas Devshi]
The year 2014 enters the history books as a year of extremes for the Houston housing market, as home sales volume and prices achieved record highs while inventory levels tumbled to record lows. The frenzied real estate activity was primarily driven by the addition of more than 125,000 jobs that attracted buyers and renters from across the U.S. and around the world between November 2013 and Nove...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By John Askins]
Are you planning to update your home? When planning home improvements consider budgeting for some of these items to give you the greatest energy savings. 1. Replace an old air conditioner with a high efficiency unit to save you up to 40% in energy cost. Install the unit in a shaded area to consume up to 5% less energy. 2. Seal leaks in ductwork in your attic to save you up to 25%.  3...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By Jessica Holcomb Pack]
All of us at White Glove are here to assist you with all of your Real Estate Transactions. Whether you are moving from Conroe to Galveston or Baytown to Katy we have a team member ready to give you expert local market representation! Call us today so we can help you plan your move! We understand what its like to go throught this - we have moved ourselves many times! Let us help you make it easy! ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By Jessica Holcomb Pack]
Look closely!  Is Mother Nature hinting at the promise of an early spring? In my backyard in #Katy the nearly bare lemon trees have flower buds and clusters of new fruit...even while last year's crop is still holding on! The housing market is reflecting the same promise throughout the greater #Houston area. My recent Katy area listing sold at Open House and&nbs...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By Susan Whitacre]
5213 Locust Street Bellaire, TX 77401 This adorable 1938 cottage is for sale in the heart of Bellaire! The home sits on a huge lot with a backyard perfect for entertaining. Quiet street with a circle driveway and gated side drive. Interior features crown mouldin and laminate wood floors in the main living areas. This adorable bungalow is move in ready! Stackable washer &...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
Clear Lake City Boulevard  Intersection Improvement Project  The following update courtesy of Houston City Council Member Dave Martin.   Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to inform residents  about upcoming construction work to commence on January 5, 2015 at the intersection of Clear Lake City Boulevard and Space Center Boulevard. The city's Pub...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By Pamela Archer]
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