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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]
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]
Small Upscale Condo for Buyer in Houston, Buyer who travels in/out HoustonBy Michele Marano  Share PostIf you are one of the many individuals who are in and out of Houston for business and need a small place here to own, I have a perfect condo for you in the Memorial area. Close in proximity to 610 Loop, Highway 6, Beltway 8, Interstate 59, Westpark Tollway and Interstate 1-10,...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Michele Marano]
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]
The 5 Things You Should Do to Show Your Bills Who’s Boss1. Caulk and seal air leaks. Buy a few cans of Great Stuff and knock yourself out over a weekend, sealing penetrations into your home from:Plumbing linesElectricity wiresRecessed lightingWindowsCrawlspacesAtticsSavings: Up to $220 per year, says EPARelated: The Biggest Air Leak in Your Home You Don’t Know About2. Hire an H...
Read Post [Posted on 11/08/2014 By Amanda Nicodemus]
This lightweight, panelized mini-house is so simple to build, even you could do it.This house can be built using just a screwdriver. Image: Teal International CorporationIf your tool skills are limited to a screwdriver and a bottle opener, you can still build your own house.Teal Panels makes structures from molded polyethylene panels that fasten together using nothing more than a Phillip...
Read Post [Posted on 11/06/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Texas home sales volume maintained the rapid pace of the summer selling season in the third quarter, while monthly housing inventory increased on a quarterly basis for the second time in three years, according to the latest Texas Quarterly Housing Report released by the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR). According to the report, 80,851 existing single-family homes were sold in Texas i...
Read Post [Posted on 11/06/2014 By John Askins]
The Chicago metro area tops the list of the most affordable major markets this year, according to ZipRealty’s list of the 10 most affordable housing markets in 2014. To create the list, the real estate brokerage analyzed median home sales price data from 30 major metro areas as well as family income data from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. “In the most affordable are...
Read Post [Posted on 11/06/2014 By John Askins]
Curious at what zip code you want your next home to be in? Or, if you are looking at homes and can't quite figure out where a particular zip code is? Here's a map of all the zip codes in Houston Texas. With our city growing by the second it's great to know what area of town you're looking to move into. I specialize in the Cypress and Northwest surrounding areas, if you or know anyone who is reloca...
Read Post [Posted on 11/05/2014 By April Lee]
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