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 What's your pick?  With Houston's suburb areas growing 90% more than the city itself from 2010 to 2013 (according to an article in Houston Agent Magazine by Peter Thomas Ricci) it seems that the majority of home buyers prefer the suburbs.  But this is not really a shock by any means.  With better schools, less crime rates, and more house for the money it seems like a...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
If you haven't used Hobby recently you would be amazed at just how much new construction is going on there; things are being knocked down, redesigned and rebuilt at seemingly breakneck speed, as if to defend itself against a tidal wave. Indeed, if the latest monthly report from the Houston Association of Realtors is to be believed, the wave is in human form - and it's already arrived. 12...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By John Paulus]
Asian investors are continuing to eye office and retail properties in North America. The Wall Street Journal reports that Asian private investors are targeting small office buildings, retail shops, and branded hotels in North America as well as in Europe. "There's great depth and interest in deal sizes between $30 and $80 million,” says Alastair Meadows, head of the international capital grou...
Read Post [Posted on 11/16/2014 By John Askins]
There are so many places to do your shopping this season, but for those die hards, The Nutcracker Market is THE place to go this weekend! It's your last and only chance until 2015! Hosted by the Houston Ballet in the NRG Stadium it all began in 1981.  "Visions of sugar plums inspired long-time Houston Ballet supporter Preston Frazier to approach the board members of Houston Ballet Guild with ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/15/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
We've all heard that the spring is the best time to put your house on the market.  And there are a couple of things that make this true.  First is the fact that there are more buyers looking at your house.  You'll get more foot traffic and therefore increase the chance that one of those buyers is the 'right' buyer.  However, on the flip side of that that means there are also mo...
Read Post [Posted on 11/13/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
Feds promise you access to affordable flood insurance through Sept. 30, 2017. And that’s an important win for the housing market and broader economy. Find out why.The National Flood Insurance Program has been renewed for the next five years. Image: Andrea Booher/FEMACongress last week agreed to continue the National Flood Insurance Program for the next five years, saving a vital program that’s the...
Read Post [Posted on 11/13/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
As I am on my way to the Formula One Race in Austin, which is where the U.S. leg ofthe International F-1 series takes place, I marvel over the development that has beencreated by the U.S. Shale boom in the last several years. I have lived in Houston since1990, with relocations back and forth from the East Coast and I have seen the consistentdevelopment of a city as it survived dif...
Read Post [Posted on 11/13/2014 By Michele Marano]
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 latest monthly report prepared by the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), single-family home sales total...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By John Askins]
A new performance venue is coming to Sugar Land!-A $74.3 million project will begin on Dec. 9. -It will be located on the corner of Highway 59 and University Boulevard-It will host a wide range of performances, including national musicians, comedians, children’s and family entertainment, theater, and more!Read the full story here--> http://rem.ax/1v3vpE0 We love Sugar Land and we...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Kelly Stewart]
Here’s a peek at some of the features of London’s Olympic Village, which will be home to the world’s top athletes during the Olympic Games.Olympic Village features communal outdoor areas where athletes can relax. Image: All images in this blog post courtesy London 2012Curious about where Ryan Lochte, Gabby Douglas, and the rest of Team USA will hang their hats — and their medals — for the next two...
Read Post [Posted on 11/12/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Genevieve Bilodeau]
Here is a helpful site for anyone relocating to Texas. http://www.texas.gov/  It has everything from vehicle registration requirements to concealed handgun licensing. It also has a section directing you to agencies who issue professional licenses (engineering, medical, accountancy, etc.). If you are looking to get to know your community better? There is even a list of library locations a...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Holly Smith]
Ok, I know that Houston does not really experience cold weather compared to many other parts of this country.  However, when we are used to  100+ degrees in the summers that start in April and last till October, then when we are predicted to get lows in the 40's, it's pretty exciting.  So, we're not hitting the freezing point yet, but we are excited none the less.  With colder ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
In a country that is so vast and has so many amazing and different natural landscapes, I guess it's no surprise that they ran out of superlatives when naming them. When it came to the Grand Canyon, presumably they had already found an Enormous Crevasse, a Magnificent Trench and a Gigantic Valley. Now, as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, we are left with the rather understated Grand C...
Read Post [Posted on 11/10/2014 By John Paulus]
Last week we must have mistakenly clicked on something we shouldn't have, and two scary windows popped up, seemingly from Microsoft Defender security software. It said our computer was in danger of crashing. We couldn’t get the warning windows off our screen. It looked authentic with the Microsoft & Defender logos and had a Microsoft Support Helpline phone number. It was locked on our scree...
Read Post [Posted on 11/09/2014 By Marsha Ettinger]
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