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Originally, KB began in 1957 Detroit...and they have been growing ever since!KB headquarters are in Los Angeles with communities located all over America.In fact, there are quite a few in Houston! KB Homes offer a variety of floor-plans with various amenities that would be considered upgrades with other builders.  Their one-of-a-kind Design Studio, as well as the model homes, gives inspi...
Read Post [Posted on 08/08/2014 By Gail Medina]
SpaceX has announced it will build the world’s first commercial launchpad for orbital rockets in the south of Texas. The facility, which is expected to drag the area out of an economic hole, might become operational in 2016. The exact location chosen for the new launchpad is Boca Chica Beach east of Brownsville, near the US-Mexico border. The area, which has mostly been associated with smugglin...
Read Post [Posted on 08/08/2014 By John Askins]
Taxes, Taxes, Taxes... paying taxes comes with the American Dream.During the season of increased property taxes (the biggest increase seen in recent years), there is a somewhat silver lining - call it a "grey lining."That "grey lining" is in the form of  Tax Free Weekend!What is tax free weekend and what items does it include?Tax free weekend is an annual event that began in 1999.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/05/2014 By Gail Medina]
Things To Do In Houston In August 2014We are in the middle of summer and school has been out for some time now. Are the kids getting bored? Have you run out of ideas to keep them entertained? Here are some great things you can do around Houston in August to get you over the hump until school starts again! MESSINA HOF WINERY AND RESORT HARVEST FESTIVAL August 1-23, 2014 Gather and sto...
Read Post [Posted on 08/03/2014 By Samantha Mitchell Cotten]
Can the HOA prevent me from flying my flag? Not in Texas. HB 680 amends the current property code. HOA's can regulate the size, number and location of flags but they can no longer prevent a homeowner from flying their flag. The regulation does not prevent the installation of at least one flagpole per property that isno more than 20 feet in height and is in the front y...
Read Post [Posted on 08/02/2014 By Gregory Nino]
Appreciate art.... shop for unique items.... and make new friends!All today, at White Linen Night in the Heights.This evening is the 8th annual event of a tradition that began as an extension of a similar event in New Orleans.  So, I guess you can say - it's a "southern thing."  As the name entails... wear white (yes, all white).As the name may not entail... there is much to do, see and ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/02/2014 By Gail Medina]
These Tricks And Tools Get Rid Of Annoying Backyard Pests Try these tools and tricks to get rid of summer's most unwelcome visitors: Wasps/Bees You don’t want to kill these guys because they pollinate plants (bees) and kill other insects (wasps). But, you also don’t want them taking up residence too close to your home. To discourage wasps from building nests in your yard: •Keep ...
Read Post [Posted on 08/01/2014 By Nancy Macias]
<strong><h3>JUN-2014 Newsletter Housing Trends eNewsletter</h3></strong>Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. <b...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By Gail Medina]
Nicole Rathe and Nikki Villarreal have teamed up to provide unsurpassable real estate service for clients in Houston and Fulshear. They will be sharing their expertise in two locations of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties offices, one on Kirby in Houston and  one in downtown Fulshear." We have many clients moving from inside the loop west, and clients that want to live ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By Nicole Pope]
Before there was Midtown, EADO, or Uptown, before it all there was The Heights. One of the first planned neighborhoods in Houston’s history, and recently named No. 4 Best Big City Neighborhood 2013, by CNN Money Magazine, The Heights, only four miles from downtown, is far enough from the speed of the city to unwind but close enough to save your nerve...
Read Post [Posted on 07/31/2014 By MarkV Villarreal]
If you are in the market to buy a new washer, one of the first decisions you will want to make is whether to buy a top-loading or a front-loading washing machine. I've heard that top loaders are better since they 'agitate' your clothes but a front loader 'tumbles' your clothes. What's your opinion on the best cleaning method and which is more energy and water efficient?...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Chantell Newsome]
To Tap or not to Tap is the ongoing question of the decade. Should you place a filter on your water from your refrigerator or faucet? Here are two articles that are worth the read. What's your decision? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/100310/why-tap-water-is-better/ http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/tap-water/faq-20058017 ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Chantell Newsome]
By now we have all heard how Houston has been attracting talent from all over the world. With a stable economy, affordable cost of living, and entertainment resources galore, Houston has a lot to offer. Recruiters and human resources professionals can benefit candidates by introducing them to a local Realtor. A local Relator with market knowledge can guide them through neighborhoods, provide ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Holly Smith]
The Lifestyle garage door screen is a fully retractable garage screen door that works with your existing garage door. The Lifestyle features an industry first, fully retractable passage door for ease of entry and exit without having to retract the entire system. The Lifestyle garage screen is fully spring loaded, making opening and closing quick and easy. Now you can go from garage to a cool,...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By Chantell Newsome]
Spring Branch Houston Neighborhood GuideSpring Branch is a district located along the eastern end of Katy Freeway, directly northeast of Houston’s 610 Loop. Surrounded by the city’s major highways and connected to many important districts through smaller arterial roads, Spring Branch is one of the most accessible communities in Houston.Spring Branch’s borders include Tanner Road and Hempstead Road...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By Paige Martin]
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