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When your current home no longer suits you, selling it is a popular option. But in some cases, turning it into a rental home might make more sense.There are lots of factors to consider when making the “sell vs. rent my home” decision, including:Your financial situation.Local market conditions for rental homes.Your future housing plans.Your tolerance for being a landlord.State and fe...
Read Post [Posted on 09/04/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Step-by-step directions for getting the highest possible rent and the best tenants when you rent your home.To determine how much to charge for rent, do some market research in your rental property’s area. Whether you plan to turn your home into a rental property, or if you purchased a property specially as a rental property, the steps for finding a tenant are the same. You’ll need to:Check lo...
Read Post [Posted on 09/04/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
With improved equity comes higher costs for property taxes and insurance. Here’s how to manage them smartly.Let out a sigh of relief, homeowners. Home prices are on the rise, which is great if you’re thinking of putting your house on the market. Just keep in mind that rising prices might mean rising bills, too. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogicIf you’re like most homeowners, rising home prices mea...
Read Post [Posted on 09/04/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Texas transportation officials are predicting  that high-speed rail projects will take off in Texas, and likely link more cities that just Houston and Dallas.The number of Texas cities that could be served by high-speed rail is growing quickly and now includes Bryan-College Station, an area best known as the home of Texas A&M University that was bypassed by the interstate highwa...
Read Post [Posted on 09/04/2014 By John Askins]
How fast is the H-Town Region Growing?According to the Greater Houston Partnership:Every 4 minutes Houston's population grows by one resident.Every 6 minutes a new Houstonian is born.Every 13 minutes someone moves to Houston from elsewhere in the U.S.Every 21 minutes someone moves here from overseas.By this time tomorrow, Houston will have added another 340 residents.The Region adds 125,000 new re...
Read Post [Posted on 09/03/2014 By Maelia Davis]
The local Houston housing market is on an upswing, but prices are still rising despite an increase in home inventory.According to a new study by McAlister Investment Real Estate, the median price of a home in Houston has risen to $204,000. That's a 10 percent increase from the first quarter of this year.Compared to other major cities like San Fransisco, where the median home costs a whopping ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/03/2014 By John Askins]
Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns over the past year were in Texas, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Lone Star State also stood out in terms of the size of population growth, with five of the 10 cities and towns that added the most people over the year.The fastest-growing municipalities are spread across Texas, from the High P...
Read Post [Posted on 09/03/2014 By John Askins]
To see the speed of demographic change in Texas, look no further than its largest city — Houston. Only 40 percent of the city's population is non-Hispanic white, and by a Rice University count, it's the most racially and ethnically diverse city in America."Houston is an immigrant magnet," says Glenda Joe, a Chinese-Texan community organizer whose extended family came to Houston in the 1880s."Texas...
Read Post [Posted on 08/31/2014 By John Askins]
Had the pleasure of going to the Fish & The Knife last night!  It's located on 7801 Westheimer Rd, and it is AMAZING!  Beautiful ambience, great food and friendly staff. Great restaurant located near the Westhill Village Shopping Center!...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By MJ Elisak]
One of the best things about relocating to Houston was getting to go to Texans football games.  We made it out to the season opener and can't wait to see them make the playoffs!...
Read Post [Posted on 08/30/2014 By MJ Elisak]
National Night OutNational Night out is on October 7, 2014. Sugar Land neighborhoods join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Neighborhoods, blocks or streets in Sugar Land are able to register their parties each year, and police officers, firefighters, the mayor, City Council members, and other city offici...
Read Post [Posted on 08/29/2014 By Stanley Poscovsky]
NEW LISTING! 12455 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77077 - MLS# 21601249 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/29/2014 By Connie Vallone]
The perfect Heights Bungalow everyone is looking for on one of the most sought after streets in the neighborhood. Kitchen features glass front cabinets and lots of storage with center island. Stroll to the dining room via the arched and enjoy meals under the coffered ceiling. Take the French door to outdoor dining/entertaining on the brick patio situated under a pergola. Master has separate seatin...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
Living in the Heights....Small town feel inside a big city - what other area of Houston can say the same?!Friendly neighbors and unique shops, you can find it all in the Heights!Modesty is the best policy in this area of town.Families, friends and young couples are not bound down by the hustle and bustle of city life nor are they lured into the trendy spotlights and nightclubs of other areas ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Gail Medina]
According to Business Insider, Houston is “by far the country's No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.  Add a thriving restaurant and cultural scene, and you've got a winning case for Houston as the best city in Am...
Read Post [Posted on 08/28/2014 By Alex Handley]
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