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 Pearland is a wonderful place to call home. There are many reasons why – and more coming to light each day – but one thing I love its proximity to so many great attractions in the Greater Houston/Galveston area. A 30 mile drive, and you can have arrived at any number of awesome places.            The Galleria area, with all its glitz and glam...
Read Post [Posted on 07/09/2014 By Retta Absher]
New to Houston, this summer?  Welcome!  Some items to get you started in feeling right at home....Do:•Always wear sunscreen.... always.  The sun is always shining bright in Houston!•Go to Galveston Beach for the fun, then go to Surfside Beach for the calm.•Sit in an over-sized lawn chair.... off Heights Blvd.•Ride a bike in your area: http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/hikeandbike....
Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By Gail Medina]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By Holly Smith]
After the first of every year, buyers tend to start getting more aggressive with their house hunting. Search activity usually peaks around March or April in most states, according to a study of home searches conducted by Trulia. In September, searches slow down. By December buyer searches ebb to their lowest point of the year. “Home-search activity swings with the seasons in every state,” says Jed...
Read Post [Posted on 07/08/2014 By John Askins]
Several Houston-area communities are keeping true to their tradition and hosting Fourth of July events that include fireworks.Below is a complied list of some Fourth of July festival locations and fireworks shows going on around the Houston area.HoustonThe city of Houston will be hosting its annual Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas on July 4. Jennifer Nettles will perform in the city's annual ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/04/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston ranked among the nation's top ten "cybercities" according to a report from TechAmerica Foundation. DFW ranked fifth in high-tech employment, Houston ranked tenth. The report analyzes the high-tech sector in 60 American cities, monitoring trends in total employment, wages, establishments and employment concentration.The top 10 cybercities by high-tech employme...
Read Post [Posted on 07/03/2014 By John Askins]
Demand for urban living in high-density areas of Houston ramps up. According to this article in the Houston Chronicle, more buyers in the first five months of 2014 sought out condos and town homes in close-in urban areas than single family homes.  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Demand-for-high-density-living-ramps-up-in-5593995.php...
Read Post [Posted on 07/02/2014 By Cynthia Guest]
Attic pests are a home owner’s nightmare. But you can’t let mice, rats, and bats — oh my! — set up house in your attic. Here’s how to remove the freeloaders.Attic pest removal can seem like Groundhog Day — the movie, not the holiday. No sooner do you shoo away pests that make your attic their home sweet home, than the little buggers sneak back inside.But attic pest removal doesn’t have to be a rev...
Read Post [Posted on 07/01/2014 By Carlos Andrade]
Want something different to do this weekend?  Want to experience the "great outdoors?" Want to get "back to nature" but you do not want to drive far?  Well, look no farther than Woodland Park.  Located in the shadow of Houston's downtown skyscrapers, Woodland Park is 17 acres of undisturbed natural habitat located along the banks of Little White Oak Bayou.  However, if you woul...
Read Post [Posted on 07/01/2014 By Felicia Zbranek]
This beautifully updated condo is in the heart of the Heights on White Oak and provides quick access to hike/bike trails, shopping and great restaurants. Modern updates include: granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile and beautiful cabinets. Buying a home? Give me a call at 713.829.3052 or email me at cynthia@cynthiamullins.com. ....................................................
Read Post [Posted on 07/01/2014 By Cynthia Mullins]
TxDOT says it's making progress as it links together all the components of the State Highway 288 improvement project. At the Port of Houston for a meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, Houston Commissioner Jeff Moseley says they've started discussions on how to finance one of the major pieces.The 288 project involves toll lanes along the median and they also have to build a series o...
Read Post [Posted on 06/30/2014 By Kenya Burrell]
Located just west of downtown in the heart of Houston’s Inner Loop is the Rice Military/Washington Corridor area. This exciting, energetic neighborhood has a vibrant urban feel that has been attracting many young professionals to its thriving local scene. Walkable neighborhoods, readily available public transportation and a location that allows easy access to downtown Houston and all of its ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/29/2014 By David Edgerton]
Midtown Houston is a trendy neighborhood in the heart of the city that offers residents unique and diverse cultural experiences, plentiful business opportunities and a rich arts scene that drives the neighborhood forward. The entire neighborhood is nicely integrated with residential, commercial and retail spaces that provide for a lively urban environment, perfect for young, diverse, artsy fo...
Read Post [Posted on 06/29/2014 By David Edgerton]
Garden Oaks / Oak Forest is a magnificent neighborhood located within the northern portion of the city of Houston. It has been one of the city’s best kept secrets in terms of offering residents the charms of rural, natural living combined with the conveniences of a major metropolitan area. Streets of Garden Oaks are lined with magnificent towering pine, oak, pecan and magnolia trees that give...
Read Post [Posted on 06/29/2014 By David Edgerton]
Nestled between the city of Houston and West University Place lies the quaint city of Bellaire. It is one of Houston’s most family-oriented areas that offers homeowners the warm, homey feel of a small town with the convenient amenities of a big city. Bellaire offers some of the best schools in the Houston metro area, many that offer amazing extracurriculars and sports teams that are among th...
Read Post [Posted on 06/29/2014 By David Edgerton]
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