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It’s not a $64,000 question, but rather a $41,000 one. “Where are the first-time buyers?” It’s important because $41,000 is the amount renters have missed out on by not buying three years ago when prices were at a low point. The annual median home price was $166,100 in 2011 and $197,100 in 2013. The median national home price this year is expected to hit $207,000. Money left on the table.Unfortuna...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
Houston leaders discuss a proposed anti-hoarding ordinance relating to hoarding and related behavior. The vote was delayed, but Mayor Annise Parker says it's a problem that is not unique to Houston."This is an issue that had been popping up over and over again, and we have worked with mental health professionals. We've worked with police through the Department of Neighborhoods to in...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
The Chicago metro area tops the list of the most affordable major markets this year, according to ZipRealty’s newly released list of the 10 most affordable housing markets in 2014. To create the list, the real estate brokerage analyzed median home sales price data from 30 major metro areas as well as family income data from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. “In the most...
Read Post [Posted on 04/17/2014 By John Askins]
Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through some of the best and gives you the lowdown on what's hot on the market. One can escape to a bit of New England right in the middle of a Memorial-area neighborhood, where a Cape Cod house, or "cape," is on sale for $3....
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Trisha Dear]
Allergy-Free Sleep in the Bedroom By Dave Donovan For years we’ve known how important sleep is to our health, but when you suffer from allergies, sleeping can be a frustrating and less-than-refreshing experience. From everyday dust to more serious problems like bed bugs, there are dozens of irritations that affect the quality and soundness of one’s sleep. Luckily, most of these issues c...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Michelle Cannon]
FIGHT OFF THE POLLEN THIS SPRING! Tired of that stuffy feeling that Spring brings along? Steer clear of the pollen so that your allergies don't wreck this beautiful season! There are many ways to let pollen into your home but are you taking the right precautions to prevent the mess from entering your home? Try these ten ways to fight off the pollen at your home. 1. Keep the car in the ga...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By Pamela Franks]
For the fifth year in a row, Houston has been named the top U.S. destination city for movers, according to U-Haul’s newly released “2013 Top 50 U.S. Destination Cities Report.” The company’s rankings reflect destinations for movers renting a truck one way, and the list was compiled from more than 1.7 million one-way U-Haul truck transactions during a 12-month period. The following ci...
Read Post [Posted on 04/16/2014 By John Askins]
The International Women's Association is having an International Dinner Friday, April 25th hosted by Sherry Campbell.  Bring a date and a dish from your local home country to share.  RSVP to me at Shannon@energy-realty.com or directly to this blog.International Women's Association invited you to International Potluck DinnerFri, Apr 25, 2014 at 07:30 PM ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By Shannon Sinclair]
Charming Heights bungalow with inviting front porch, natural sunlit rooms and warm, rich colors create a beautiful space. Equipped with smart, extensive storage and a great greenhouse for garderners, this home promises a lot of possibilities. ...........................................................................................................................visit my entire blog at ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/15/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Here's a link to a new story on the ground breaking for the new Marriott Marquis at the downtown convention center: http://tinyurl.com/kntletkter. Downtown Houston is growing quickly with new residential development as well as hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife! Have a super weekend everyone! ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By Joseph Culotta]
Plans by the Uptown association were announced in April as reported by the Houston Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2014/04/uptown-plans-massive-construction-to-combat.html ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/11/2014 By Driscoll Bowman]
To understand what flood insurance covers, you need to know three things first: 1. Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flood damage at all. It’ll cover some damage from rain, but if your home is filled with water as a result of rising bodies of lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans, it won’t cover you. 2. The most common flood insurance is offered through the federally regulated program kno...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Patio home loaded with gorgeous upgrades in the Lake Pointe gated community located minutes from Med Center, Downtown and the Galleria. Tasteful touches throughout: granite countertops, hardwood floors, high ceilings and crown molding. Community amenities include: jogging trail, 24hr security, outdoor pool and exercise room. Buying a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynt...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
If there’s a depleted supply of homes for sale in Houston, you wouldn’t know it from the market’s new monthly home sales figures. March brought about the 34th consecutive month of positive home sales, despite the record low 2.6-month supply of inventory that has prevailed throughout 2014. According to the latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Associat...
Read Post [Posted on 04/10/2014 By John Askins]
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