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$899,900.00 Location Features 2814 Cedar WoodsHouston, TX 77068Harris County, US Map and Directions Request ShowingSchools Nearby Status: For Sale Lot Size: 13250.00 Sq. Ft.Living Area: 5341.00 Sq. Ft.Year Built: 1995Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 5MLS ID#: 25770207Type: Single Family Description ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL/ELEGANT HOME on 2 lots!Feature...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
$327,900.00 Location Features 5947 BeaudryHouston, TX 77035Harris County, US Map and Directions Request ShowingSchools Nearby Status: For Sale Lot Size: 9600.00 Sq. Ft.Living Area: 2164.00 Sq. Ft.Year Built: 1963Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2MLS ID#: 9744445Type: Single Family Description Features/upgrades:3br 2bath!Large Master!Real solid hardw...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
$327900 / 3br - 2168ft² - Absolutely Stunning Remodeled Home!! (Bellaire South)...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By Katie Kohlhauff]
The ZIP code of the country's best place to call home is 20004, according to real estate company Movoto.com. Right smack in the heart of the nation's capital, it's where you'll find portions of the Smithsonian museums, Ford's Theatre, and it's close to the White House.  The ZIP code boasts an average household income of $131,111 and an unemployment rate of 1.93 percent.Movoto ranked ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By John Askins]
Is Texas getting too hot? Two metro areas in Texas, Austin and Houston, topped CoreLogic's list of markets that are seeing skyrocketing appreciation. The oil and gas boom there, along with rapid job and population growth, has pushed home prices above historical sustainable levels, according to CoreLogic.Home prices in Austin are 22.8 percent above their historical peak levels, and in Hous...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By John Askins]
The number of homes for sale is still low in many markets: Supply nationwide in September was at five and a half months; most economists consider a normal level to be six to seven months. The supply of new homes was even lower, at nearly five months, according to realtor.com®'s September National Housing Trend Report."To truly relieve the inventory shortage on a sustained basis, new-home...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
A booming economy and plentiful land helped Houston maintain its status as the master-planned community capital of the nation, taking nine out of 20 spots on a list of top sellers. "Houston, for the past several years, even during the recession, had communities performing at the top level compared to the rest of the nation," said Todd LaRue, a pr...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
Citizens of  Harris County, Texas, overwhelmingly agree — 90 percent of people responding to a Kinder Houston Area Survey said the city of Houston is a better place to live than most other metropolitan areas.Rice University sociologist Stephen Klineberg has directed the annual survey for the past three decades."People who live here, love it," Klineberg said. "Our problem is that people who do...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
CNBC has referred to Texas as a "well-oiled real estate machine." And they meant it literally.According to the news source, residential real estate in Texas has benefited from an economy driven by energy production. Real Estate Center Research Economist Jim Gaines agrees.“The middle of the country, the spine, has done much better than the two coasts,” Gaines said. “A common thread is ene...
Read Post [Posted on 10/26/2014 By John Askins]
Houston's real estate market has caught the eye of investors worldwide, prompting one to call the Bayou City the "perfect storm for commercial real estate," according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC.The "Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015" report ranked Houston the country's No. 1 market to watch next year. That's up from No. 2 in 2014 and No. 5 in 2013.Houston ranked No. 1 ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Susan Arnoldy]
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Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Connie Vallone]
This Mystery Steel Structure on I-10 Between Bunker Hill and Blalock Is A UFO!What is this strange muli-story steel framed structure that's been going up next to Lowe's on I-10 between Blalock and Bunker Hill - or its twin on the site of the former Casa Elena Restaurant across the freeway from The Woodlands on I-45 North? Capitalizing on the freeway myster, the company behind the structue has set ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Don Arsenault]
 MONTGOMERY COUNTY,  Texas -- All  southbound main lanes of I-45N will be closed starting  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm through Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00 am. Southbound traffic will  be diverted onto the frontage road just south of Windsor Lake Blvd. through the SH 242 intersection. All traffic  will be allowed to re-enter IH 45 main lanes at ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/24/2014 By Don Arsenault]
  Buyer Beware: The Spiritually Impaired Home, AKA: The Local Haunted Mansion We all know that moment in the horror movie where we think, “How stupid are these people?” When a house orders “GET OUT!” in that freaky whisper voice and it’s accompanied by even creepier music, you leave. You run. You don’t look back. You don’t even pack a bag. So how is it that every October there is s...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Lori Craft]
Know a fixed rate from a floating rate? Homeowners in 13 states now have the freedom to pick their energy supplier. But before you sign that new contract, do some research to make sure you're really getting the best deal. Image: Liz Foreman for HouseLogic ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/22/2014 By Vanita Cooper]
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